Technical Trainer Interview Preparation Guide
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Technical Trainer based Frequently Asked Questions in various Technical Trainer job interviews by interviewer. These professional questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answers posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

25 Technical Trainer Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me what is your least favorite subject?

I don’t like teaching Acrobat JavaScript because I’m not an expert in it. I would constantly be referring to the book and the file, and as a result my students would suffer. I want to provide a great learning experience by teaching something I know.

2 :: What Do You Not Like to Do as Technical 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."

3 :: Tell us what's the least rewarding work you've ever done and why?

Describe work you've done that you feel doesn't take advantage of your full potential. For example, "I once had to make paper copies for my job and I feel it didn't take full advantage of my skills. However, it did teach me to be humble in my work and to appreciate a good opportunity when it arose to use my skills"

4 :: Tell me what percentage of your time is devoted to teaching in your current role as Technical Trainer?

Fifty to 80 percent of my time is devoted to teaching and training in my current role. I spend the rest of my time consulting.

5 :: Tell me do you value recognition or pay more? Why?

Either preference is fine, but just remember you have to be able to explain why. If you say recognition, then back that up by describing how achievement really carries weight with you and how you like to feel valued in the work that you do because it validates that you're helping your teammates / customers and so forth. If you choose money, you can also explain that is important to you as validation and you can highlight how money is important to you because of your goals (financial security, providing for your family, and so forth). The key is to be authentic with your answer. However, if you say you value pay more because you're greedy - know that doesn't align usually to most company's values/vision.

6 :: Tell us what is your favorite technology to teach?

I like Java because it’s such a powerful language. I love that it makes a developer’s job easier and I get a kick out of showing students how it works. Of course, they need to learn the proper fundamentals and develop good habits to reap Java’s benefits

7 :: Tell me how do you inspire others to be better?

First, the key to inspiring others it to first understand what their goals and objectives are. Once you understand what people want, you can inspire them with a vision that aligns to what they care about. People generally care about having purpose, being successful (and being recognized for it), contributing in a meaningful way, and financial rewards (to a degree) and much more. Then once you understand what people set as goals, you can inspire them through 1:1 pep talks, a presentation to multiple people and so forth.

8 :: Tell me what topic do you teach most often?

I most often teach SQL. Over the past year, I’ve taught four different courses: SQL fundamentals, administration, performance tuning and developing databases.

9 :: Please explain how do you feel about this company's vision?

First find out where the company envisions itself in 3-5 years. If you can't find the vision of the company, that's probably a big question mark on the company itself. Once you do, identify how those company's visions align to your personal values and goals and then articulate how tightly correlated that is to the interviewer. For example - this company wants to be the #1 provider of green technology in the world and I feel strongly about that vision because we've got a chance to collectively impact the world to become a greener society and save our clients at the same time!

10 :: What Has Been Your Biggest Failure as Technical Trainer?

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.