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Probation Officer Interview Questions

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Review a list of interview questions for probation officers.

Probation Officer Interview Questions

Tell me about your most difficult client. How did you handle the situation? Is there anything you would have done differently?

Tell me about the last time you took a risk at work. What was it and in retrospect, was it the right decision?

Describe a time when you used your communication skills to positively influence others.

Give me an example of the last time you went above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done.

Tell me about a time you had to deal with an upset coworker or employee. What would you have done differently?

Tell me about the most stressful work environment you've worked in. How did you handle the stress?

How important is communication and interaction with others on your job? How many departments did you deal with?

In what areas do you typically have the least amount of patience at work? What kinds of decisions are most difficult for you?

What do you do when you're struggling with a task at work?

What do you do when you have a great deal of work to accomplish in a short period of time?

How do you deal with stress and disappointment?

General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.

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