Project managers specialize in coordinating related tasks and resources for a given project, with multiple departments and systems.
This article gives you some key interview questions for a project coordinator. It also guides you on answering these questions. After reading this article, refer to the “Project Management Interview” article for more details.
Job Interview Questions and Answers
for Project Coordinators
Question: Give me one skill that you think is the most important for a project coordinator role.
Answer: Even if you think there is no one single skill that is the most important, name just one.
The interviewer simply wants to see how you think and express yourself. So be short and to the point. An example of one important skill for a project coordinator is multi-tasking, being able to juggle many tasks simultaneously. Or you can talk about teamwork since a coordinator must be able to cooperate with many teams at once and ensure coordinated action between them.
Question: Give an example of working in a team with specialists as a project coordinator.
Answer: If, for example, you have worked in a development company, an obvious example is working closely with the development team to define goals, coordinate resources, solve conflicts, and minimize risks. Project coordinators direct resources and are thus connected to resource managers and the procurement. They work to satisfy quality, deadlines, and budget limitations, and might also work closely with specialists like quality engineers.
Question: How would you define the typical working conditions of a project coordinator?
Answer: Busy, complex, involved with cross company teams and many levels of the organization management, its affiliates, and customers, all at once. Do not hesitate to say that because of the breadth of your field of work, a typical day is characterized by uncertainty and surprise. This requires quick and creative thinking, flexibility, tolerance, adaptability, and formidable multi-tasking skills.
Question: What is involved in planning a project?
Answer: A coordinator typically produces feasibility studies for project ideas. He then plans project progress: sub targets and tasks, goals, milestones, etc. Personnel planning means distributing responsibilities between the assigned employees in the most effective way.
Question: Describe your experience with IT projects.
Answer: Simply describe your experience in detail. For instance, how you’ve directed and monitored the requirements and progress of short term IT projects with limited personnel. You can also elaborate on how you’ve ensured that products and services answered your client’s specifications within the allocated resources and framework.
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