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What types of questions are typically asked in a video interview?

Kira Talent video interviews are designed to assess a broader range of qualities than traditional applications. While specific questions can vary depending on the program you’re applying to, here’s a breakdown of the general types of questions you might encounter:

Experience-Based Questions #

  • Tell me about a time you faced a challenge and how you overcame it. This prompt explores your problem-solving skills, resilience, and ability to learn from setbacks.
  • Describe a situation where you demonstrated leadership qualities. This helps assess your ability to take initiative, motivate others, and achieve common goals.
  • Tell us about a time you had to work effectively in a team. This evaluates your teamwork skills, communication abilities, and your approach to collaboration.

Motivation and Goals #

  • Why are you interested in this program? This is your opportunity to showcase your research into the program, your alignment with its values, and how it aligns with your future goals.
  • What are your short-term and long-term career aspirations? This helps admissions committees understand your ambitions and how the program can help you achieve them.
  • What unique skills and experiences will you contribute to the program? This is your chance to highlight your unique strengths and background and how you can enrich the program’s learning environment.

Open Ended and Hypothetical Scenarios #

  • What does leadership mean to you? This explores your values and leadership philosophy.
  • How would you approach a complex ethical dilemma? This assesses your critical thinking skills, decision-making abilities, and your understanding of ethical principles.
  • Imagine a situation where… How would you respond? These hypothetical scenarios can delve into various aspects, such as analytical thinking, problem-solving, or conflict-resolution skills.

Additional Tips #

  • While these are common categories,  always check the specific program requirements. Some programs might outline the types of questions used in their Kira assessments.
  • Prepare for a variety of questions. Having a strong understanding of your experiences and goals will allow you to tailor your responses effectively to any prompt.
  • Focus on showcasing your strengths and how they align with the program. Use each question as an opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the program.

~ Remember, Kira interviews are your chance to tell your story and bring your application to life. By understanding the typical question types and preparing thoughtfully, you can confidently approach your Kira video interview and make a lasting impression on admissions committees.

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