How to prepare for interviews as an Innovator?

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This guide assists you in your job interview preparation. On the one hand, it provides valuable insights into potential interview questions that may arise based on your profile. On the other hand, it furnishes you with a compilation of inquiries you can use to evaluate the synergy between your profile and the role and organisation you are considering.

As the Innovator archetype you value autonomy, flexibility, and being different from others. You want to march to the beat of your own drum and do not want to be restricted by too many rules. You tend to be adaptive, experimental, and inquisitive. 

Questions interviewers could ask:

  1. To understand and confirm your archetype:
    Tell me about a time when you focused on innovation and driving change. How did this tie in with your responsibilities? What did you learn from this experience?

  2. To gauge your approach in addressing potential areas of improvement:
    Could you give me an example of a time when you took unnecessary risks or continuously changed your mind? How did it affect operations? What did you learn?

  3. To determine fit with the work environment: 
    Describe the type of work environment in which you have been most productive and satisfied. What type of work environment would you like to absolutely avoid?

Questions you could ask:

  1. For gaining insights into the team's core focus: 
    What are the primary priorities for the team in the upcoming year? How do the objectives and key results for this role align with those priorities?

  2. To comprehend the role's key performance indicators:

    What does success encompass within this role? Which actions and behaviours contribute to a favourable performance review? Conversely, what actions and behaviours might lead to an unfavourable performance review?

  3. For gaining insights into the team dynamics:
    What is the composition of the team? How are decisions reached within the team? What are the communication methods employed among team members? What characterises the team's communication style?

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Additional resources

A Guide to Understanding Candidate Archetypes Cover Image
A Guide to Understanding Candidate Archetypes Cover Image
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