25 Creativity interview questions
I. Introduction about creative / initiative skill
Questions below will help you interview candidates about their skill of creative / initiative skill.
II. Interview questions of creative / initiative skill
1. What sorts of projects did you generate that required you to go beyond your job description?
2. What sorts of things did you do at school that were beyond expectations?
3. Are you a full-time artist or do you do art (in some form) just for personal pleasure?
4. How would you recommend that someone could discover their creative talent and cultivate it?
5. Tell me about a problem you’ve had and how you solved it?
6. How do you go about organizing your work and scheduling your time?
7. Did you always think you were creative or is it something that you discovered later on in life?
8. If the latter, how did you discover it? Did you actively seek it out or did it come to you unexpectedly?
9. How do you express creativity in your life? What is your art? that has this expression brought to your life?
10. What ideas did you contribute to your department? What were the results?
11. Give an example of a project you were responsible for starting. What did you do? How did it work out?
12. What is the most creative thing you have done in a past job? How did it occur?
13. In the last year, what innovative ideas have you had at work? Were you able to implement them? How were they innovative?
14. Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done?
15. Give me examples of projects/tasks you started on your own?
16. Give some instances in which you anticipated problems and were able to influence a new direction?
17. How did you get work assignments at your most recent employer?
18. What changes did you develop at your most recent employer?
19. What kinds of things really get your excited?
20. Give an example of something you recommended that was adopted?
21. What have you done to make your job easier or more interesting?
22. Describe a situation where you made a decision that backfired. If you had to do it over, what would you do differently?
23. What did you do in your last position to contribute toward team success?
24. How much information do you need to get started on anew project or assignment?
25. When have you had to produce results, without sufficient guidelines or information? What did you do?
Author: Tommy Doan, hrvinet.com