Why Are You Interested In This Role?
This is a common question that you should expect in an interview. The interviewer wants to know why you chose the job out of the thousands of options available.
Tip #1: Your answer should not be selfish. This is a 2-way question.
Tip #2: you can make it personal.
I believe that I have the right skills and experience for this job and can help your company achieve even greater heights. I have gone through the job description, and I am positive that I can articulate all the roles well. This opportunity will also help me achieve some of my career goals.
What Are The Roles Of A Contract Specialist?
The interviewer is assessing if you know what your work entails.
Tip #1: Outline what is expected of you as a contract specialist.
Tip #2: start with the main roles.
A contract specialist is charged with negotiating contract agreements for products and buyers. He/she prepares and edits contracts between companies and potential clients. Other roles, including handling breach of contracts promptly, assessing contractor performance and coordinating with clients to guarantee terms of contracts.
Can you tell us about a time you successfully negotiated with a tough client?
Demonstrates the candidate’s knowledge of legal regulations and processes.
Describe A Time You Failed In Your Role And The Lesson You Learnt From It
The interviewer wants to understand if and how your experiences have shaped you over time.
Tip #1: talk about an experience
Tip #2: do not throw yourself under the bus.
During my first years of professional work, one of my roles was to negotiate on behalf of the company before entering into a contract. I decided to pursue the only option that seemed right without thinking about the company. We ended up settling for less when we could have had better. This experience taught me always to put the firm first.
1 How Would You Describe Your Communication Skills?
Communication is an important life skill that cuts across all professions. It is the cornerstone of success for any company.
Tip #1: Tell the interviewer that you are a good communicator
Tip #2: You can use a personal experience if any.
I have superb communications skills, as can be established from my previous works. I go out of my way to ensure that I put messages across. I also speak more than three languages and can interact with people from different origins.
What Are The Qualities Of A Contract Specialist?
The interviewer wants to know if you understand what it takes to become a contract specialist.
Tip #1: Outline the qualities of a good contract specialist.
Tip #2; Make sure that you convince the interviewer that you know what your role entails.
A contract specialist should demonstrate excellent attention to details. He/ she should be an excellent communicator and team worker.
Lastly, a contract specialist should enjoy drafting and editing contracts.
1 Have You Ever Been Faced With A Tight Deadline? How Did You Manage?
The interviewer wants to know whether you can meet deadlines. Remember, no firm wants an employee that will inconvenience its operations.
Tip #1: Show that you are willing to do anything to be on time.
Tip #2: Be realistic. Do not promise heaven when you cannot deliver.
While working with Denver Logistics, my firm entered into a business agreement with Dotur Wholesalers hastily. I had only a day to work on the contract and convince the other party. I had to work overtime and stay on the phone for hours, a move that paid off.