The interview process can be a nerve-wracking experience. The easiest way to counter this is to be fully prepared to answer any potential questions you may be asked in an interview.
As expert Dynamics recruitment professionals we’ve heard many of the potential questions employers are likely to ask candidates, which is why we’ve collated a list of some questions frequently asked and the best responses to them.
1. What key skills make you suitable for this project?
Dynamics 365 roles are recruited for either individually, or as part of a group of projects. For these reasons, it’s advisable to find out all you can about the size, industry and scope of the projects the client requires. Following on from this, you can demonstrate your past experiences in the areas that overlap with the project, highlighting your suitability for the position. Often clients hire on potential to grow within an organisation rather than pure technical skillset.
2. In your last project, what was your biggest achievement?
The best way to answer this type of question is to combine soft and technical skills.
A good example could be to explain when you resolved an issue with the Dynamics system unresponsiveness. You may have given colleagues in the team guidance on how to implement and action the proposed solution, demonstrating collaboration and knowledge sharing.
3. As a project manager or team leader, how would you motivate your team to get results?
No matter what level you are, you will be required to manage up and down. By demonstrating skills that are motivational or persuasive, you’ll show you’re effective at helping others succeed in teamwork and projects.
4. Why are you looking to leave your current Dynamics 365 job?
Steer clear of overly negative reasons. You don’t want the interviewer to think they could run into similar problems with you going forward. Something positive and neutral such as “I want a change and a new challenge” or “I want to be part of a larger or smaller organisation” are good answers. Always be prepared to answer in a little more details should the interviewer require it.
5. What changes are affecting Dynamics 365?
It’s always advisable to make sure you’re clued up with the latest news and developments relating to Dynamics 365 solution that pertains to you. Big events like Envision not only give you some excellent, up-to-date advice but they also offer the opportunity of networking with key figures in the industry. LinkedIn and Twitter are also good ways to keep well informed on developments in Dynamics 365. Make sure you follow our blog for more insights and news on all things Dynamics.
6. What is your biggest weakness?
This is a common question often asked in interviews across all sectors. The best way to respond to this is with a ‘weakness’ that can be perceived as a positive. By saying you’re a perfectionist, you’ll be assumed to see things through to completion and to a high standard. You’re diligent and have a keen eye for detail. This will be a great benefit in the Dynamics 365 arena. It is however a standard answer to a standard question and the key will be answer with a straight face!
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