KUMC Interviewers Ask These Questions

(Not a complete list.)


  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What do you know about KUMC?
  • Why do you want to work for KUMC?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Job Knowledge

  • What projects have you worked on in PeopleSoft?
  • Explain the steps in using the mail merge feature in Microsoft Word?
  • How have you used "x" programming languages?
  • Have you had experience running queries? In what way?
  • What kinds of office equipment can you use?
  • What are the steps in making travel plans for business associates?


  • What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?
  • How have you sought a creative solution to a work related problem.
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • What were some steps you followed to accomplish a task?


  • Give me an example of your leadership skills?
  • How do you keep up with new developments and/or technology?
  • What ideas have you come up with at work?
  • What qualities should a successful manager possess?
  • What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?


  • What motivates you?
  • How do you work under pressure?
  • Describe a situation in which you lead by example.
  • Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and those reporting to him or her.

Situational or Opinion

  • What would you do in this situation?
  • How would you handle an angry customer or co-worker?
  • How do you resolve team conflict?

Last modified: Feb 26, 2014
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