For every job interview you need to prepare for the most common questions. We asked a couple of recruiters within clinical research to list some common questions they usually ask during an interview. Some questions might be a bit tricky if you’re unprepared. However, we also asked for their comments on each question so you’ll get an idea what they might be looking for.
For your convenience we’ve listed the questions in the accordion below, so you can easily practice them one by one. It will pay of to be prepared.
Click each question to read the suggested answer!
Common interview questions for the job as a Clinical Research Associate - And suggestions how you may respond
Sometimes it may be fine to mention something personal like a hobby. However, this is best used only if it will be of benefit. Scan the room and see if there is a common interest you might have. If you do, then it can be beneficial to mention it.
If you left on your own let them know why in a good way. For example instead of saying that you didn’t like what you were doing, say you wanted something more challenging. Rather than saying you want a better salary, say that you want growth.
Be sure to check out our telephone interview preparation guidelines as well!