15 Killer Information Management Interview Questions
#1 What information management systems do you have experience with, and what level of proficiency do you have? (i.e. ECM, eDRMS, data analytics software etc.)
#2 How would you define information management and the role of an information management professional to a new trainee in three minutes or less?
#3 What do you consider to be the most important information management/information governance principles/best practice?
#4 Tell me about a time when you applied/implemented/recommended new technology, policy or procedure to improve information management. How did it impact your organisation?
#5 From your experience, can you share an effective approach to working with a large amount of information or data?
#6 Tell me about a time where you identified that the business wasn’t following information management best practice, and you were able to recommend and influence change.
#7 Information management spans all business units. What steps would you take to develop and foster positive relationships with stakeholders across the organisation?
#8 What do you think are the three most critical issues that information managers will face within the next few years?
#9 What have you learned from mistakes made in an information management role and how has that affected/impacted the way you work now?
#10 Where do your strengths lie in information management? What would you say are the areas in which you require improvement?
#11 Tell us about a project, achievement or initiative in your last information management role that you are particularly proud of.
#12 Describe an IM project or situation that best demonstrates your analytical abilities. What was your role?
#13 The IM field is always changing. How do you keep up to date with new and emerging information management techniques, regulatory requirements, policy, and best practice?
#14 Tell me about a time when you solved a problem in a unique or unusual way. How did you accomplish it and why did you select this route?
#15 Provide an example of a time when you successfully organised a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.
Additional questions to consider for a well-rounded interview;
- What do you consider to be crucial components in effective communication and how do you put those into practice?
- Tell me about a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.
- Provide an example of a time when you were persistent in the face of obstacles.
- Share an experience when you willingly took on additional responsibilities or challenges. How did you successfully meet and juggle all responsibilities?
- Tell me about a successful presentation you gave and why you think it was a hit.
- Share with me some of the reasons why you have left past roles.
- Tell me about a time when your ethics were tested. How did you handle the situation?
- Provide an example where your attention to detail and thoroughness saved the day or had an impact on your organisation.
Using these behavioural style, information management interview questions will help you either prepare for an interview, or as the interviewer, understand how a candidate has acted in specific situations to assess whether their behaviour is a fit with your organisation and the role.
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Luke is an experienced Marketing Manager and host of the Information Transformation Podcast. He has a keen interest in developing engaging content to inform people about the changing landscape of the information management industry.
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