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Latest  Corporate Trainer Job Interview Questions and Answers
Latest Corporate Trainer Job Interview Questions and Answers

1 :: Why Should We Hire You as Corporate Trainer?

If you know the job requirements and can match them with some accomplishments, briefly share those anecdotes. Then say, "If there are opportunities to do that and more here, then this is a great fit."

2 :: Tell me are you strict when training?

Strict? Not really, no. I find that "strict" can be a limiting approach to training. Flexibility is a far more useful skill when it comes to training, because it is imperative that trainers understand the differences and challenges that learners bring to the table, and work to accommodate those needs. Strictness doesn't facilitate learning.

3 :: Tell me what was a successful training program you developed?

I developed my writing course from the ground up based on the objectives provided by my organization. As well, most of my courses that I teach now are my own, developed with an eye to the objectives of my organization, but using resources that I have developed based on what I have seen in my students.

4 :: Tell me why should I hire you for the position?

Give specific examples of your accomplishments and why you are the best person for the position. Talk about the responsibilities of the position and the skills you possess to fulfill them. Be sure to restate your interest in the position!

5 :: Please tell us why are you the best candidate for us?

I am the best candidate for this position because of the boot-camp style train the trainer workshops I have attended where I learned how to create effective presentations using powerpoint, flip charts, ice breakers and add fun to the class. I have a sixth sense in monitoring the status of my participants and assist those struggling one-on-one to bring everyone to the same level.

6 :: Tell me did You Have Any Frustrations in Your Past Job?

Frustrations are a normal part of any job, and interviewers know this—so don't claim you didn't have any. Relate some of the bottlenecks you experienced, but more important, indicate what you did to overcome them.

7 :: Tell me how would you judge an employee's performance?

I would go for observation classes, then note down her performance, plan evaluation meeting with her and discuss her performance in a friendly and approachable manner.

8 :: Tell me can you describe the work environment/office culture?

Is it casual? More corporate/formal? You will want to know the office dynamic before accepting an internship position with the company. Can you see yourself training in a similar environment? How does this office compare to offices in your home country or previous positions you've held?

9 :: Tell us what is on and Off the Job Training?

On-the-job training is a type of learning process that usually occurs in an actual work environment i.e. an employee will be learning the new job roles and responsibilities while undergoing this training.

Off-the-job training is a type of learning process that usually occurs out of an actual work environment. This involves case analysis, lectures, presentation, simulation games etc. to imbibe the concepts and brainstorm ideas in an effective manner.

10 :: Tell me what do you like about your present job as a trainer?

I like the constant work and the variances we have. The constant of having to do something new.

11 :: Tell us what do you like about working here?

Be curious and inquisitive! Show that you are interested in the interviewer's background and experience at the company. You will learn about the advantages of having an internship with them and get some firsthand insight.

12 :: Tell me what Has Been Your Biggest Failure?

Discuss this question with friends, mentors, and possibly your references before the interview. If at all possible, think of something you were later able to correct. Then the story isn't just about a failure, but also about a learning experience.

13 :: Tell me what is your greatest strength as a trainer?

Ability to work under pressure, sensitive to the requirements of customers, strong written and verbal communication, team player.

14 :: Tell me how would you end your training session?

The well experienced trainer would end the training session with the summary of the whole session/story/real life business example/ feedback mechanism to evaluate the usefulness of both the training session and trainer as well.

15 :: Can you explain what Did You Think of Your Last Manager?

Whatever your true feelings might be, stay positive. This is not the time or place to list your boss's shortcomings or frustrating behaviors. Try responses like: "She was the kind of person I could learn from." or "We were able to communicate well and things got done quickly."

16 :: Tell me are you willing to work longer than an 8-hour day?

Even though a training program may be scheduled from 9 to 5, you may find yourself going to the training room much earlier than 9:00 a.m. and staying much later than 5:00 p.m. A well-prepared training session takes thoughtful room and material setup. If you arrive at the training room at the same time as the trainees, you will feel disorganized and unprepared. You may even start late because of last-minute preparations.

17 :: Please tell me have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?

We do have different way of thinking at times but I believe we are cordial enough to discuss it openly and resolve the issues. If I am not clear in communicating, I make it a point to discuss it with him/her and clarify what is there in my mind.

18 :: What Motivates You as Corporate Trainer?

Resist the temptation to joke, "A steady paycheck!" Tie your motivation to the work being performed at this specific company. In addition, you could mention things like the opportunity to learn and grow, working with smart people who are passionate about their jobs, and contributing to the success of an organization.

19 :: Tell me can you perform even when you feel lousy?

Trainers don’t often have the discretion to call in sick. When a session is scheduled, it often has been done long in advance, and often learners travel from long distances to attend training. Therefore, trainers must be able to present enthusiastically even when they are a little under the weather. The show must go on!

20 :: Tell us what are your goals for the future?

An employer wants to know that the position relates to what you hope to do in the future because it's a sign that you will be motivated to learn and work hard in the position. Talk about your goals and explain how the position would help you achieve those goals.

21 :: Explain why do you want a career as a training specialist?

Well that is a good question . Training specialist is a good match for my profile where I could convey my message and share my knowledge with them.

22 :: Tell me how do you believe you perform while giving presentations?

I know from experience and from feedback from my presentations that I am entertaining and informational, and that attendees at my presentations have overwhelmingly provided very positive feedback with regard to my presentations. I am well prepared for questions, welcome interaction with my audience, and use personal experience to connect with the audience.

23 :: Tell me how do you evaluate success as a trainer?

If my customer is happy and satisfied with my content creation and my product, I believe I am successful. My customer's satisfaction is my success.

24 :: Explain me about your experience as a trainer?

I have been in education -- just another form of training -- for 25 years. The past five years I have worked in workforce education, which is training for people who need to progress in their chosen field, who are transitioning to other employment, or who need training in order to obtain work. I work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and with varied needs, and I have to address those needs in a single setting.

25 :: What Do You Not Like to Do as Corporate Trainer?

This is a loaded question. A positive reply might be, "I'm the kind of person who does whatever is necessary to get the job done. When I do run into something disagreeable, I try to do it first and get it behind me. I have no particular dislikes."
Corporate Trainer Interview Questions and Answers
102 Corporate Trainer Interview Questions and Answers