Fit refers to the ability to join a company seamlessly and become a member of the work team. Two people with many outstanding qualities can be entirely different in terms of their fit. There are a number of factors that can influence fit for a given job. Professional preference can include autocratic or participative decision making; a team oriented or individualistic work atmosphere; an intuitive or logical approach to problem solving; a strong concern for the logic of a decision or the impact of that decision on people.
Personal style is another factor. Are you aggressive or laid back; outgoing or introverted; flexible or rigid; direct or circuitous; scheduled or spontaneous. It is both the interviewer’s role and the candidate’s role to determine if this situation is a good one for you.
- Give me an example of your role in a group project?
- Tell me about a time that you became the leader of a project and job and describe your leadership style?
- Describe the best climate for you and tell me why.
- Give me an example of an organization or project where the fit was not right for you.
- Give me an example of when you were client centered.
- What project that you worked on challenged your communications skills.