Investigator Interview Questions in United States

Investigator Interview Questions in United States

When hiring investigators, employers are looking for candidates with top-notch observational, communication, and problem-solving skills. In an interview, you'll want to demonstrate that you are a critical thinker with strong research abilities and an in-depth knowledge of the law. The precise questions you'll be asked will depend on the type of investigation you are looking into, so make sure to do your homework on your employer's line of work.

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Top Investigator Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three investigator interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: How do criminal investigators properly collect evidence?

How to answer: Interviewers ask this question to test your knowledge of evidence collection and preservation techniques. Describe how you would secure evidence, including procedures and tools you would use throughout the process. Discuss the importance of proper evidence collection and the laws related to proper collection procedures.

Question #2: Describe your most challenging investigation and how you resolved it.

How to answer: This question allows employers to assess your problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Share specific examples from your career, including each case's specific challenges and how you overcame them. If you haven't yet worked as an investigator, discuss challenges you will face as a new investigator and how you plan to resolve them.

Question #3: How do you build rapport with co-workers and supervisors?

How to answer: Interpersonal communication and relationships are key to your success as an investigator. Discuss strategies you use to build positive relationships with your co-workers and supervisors. Your answer should demonstrate your commitment to teamwork and a positive working environment.

Top Interview Questions

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Background Investigator was asked...November 10, 2014

Tell me how you would conduct an interview of a reference for security clearance.

1 Answers

Identity of reference, determine scope of relationship, ask questions to verify they know the person, ask the designated questions. Less


How do you detect fraud? What experience do you have?

1 Answers

Worked in Houston, TX with a partner who has a detective agency; I'm a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and have worked in Houston, TX for years. Less


What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?

145 Answers

Be glad that I was flying solo that day.

Brush myself off and walk to this interview.

Sue the airplane manufacture and not have to answer another stupid interview question like this for the rest of my life. Less

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How did you solve the problem with a customer whose product has not delivered on the expected date which he has ordered for his friend's b'day?

14 Answers

50% cash back in his Amazon wallet. That way that 50% money that he got has to be spent on Amazon itself and Amazon just sold two items instead of one. Less

By giving him a consolation gift which would include specialised wishes from amazon. Less

If possible through amazon policy, we can extend the no. of replacement days that is normally 10 to the days the product got delay +10 or we can provide same day/ next day delivery option free of cost on his next purchase. Less

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What systems are you used to working on?

8 Answers

My interview was in November 2014.

Thank you. Humana is the talk of the town now as it is likely to be sold. If a job offer is made to me now, is it a safe enough to accept the offer? Your thoughts on this will be really helpful. Less

Humana has a very strong values system and they seem to always do right by their employees, so I would say for sure you should accept an offer if one is presented. The likely buyer is Aetna and I worked for them for 10 years, so if they do buy Humana.. You should still be fine! Less

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NAB - National Australia Bank

What would you do if someone asked you to do something that you knew was wrong?

7 Answers

Did you get the role ?


Hey, could you please tell me what kind of group activities were conducted at the Assessment center. Also would there be any pshycometric test there. Less

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KeyPoint Government Solutions

What was the most pressure you ever felt?

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i was hired. i'm enjoying it so far. i recommend you apply if you're interested in this kind of work Less

Hello, how long did it actually take to complete your background check? When did you begin working? I'm interested in knowing if it will take as long as they say it will for my background to return. Less

My background check started sometime in september and i started working/training in december Less

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As You Sow Foundation

Are you OK with being directed to do work and then having it change last minute?

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KeyPoint Government Solutions

Tell me about yourself?

5 Answers

How long did it take to be contacted for your second webcam interview?

It wasn't long - maybe 2 weeks.

What were some other questions asked in your interview? I have mine tomorrow and would love to be as prepared as possible. Thank you! Less

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Florida Department of Children and Families

You receive an on call report at 3 AM about children screaming and it is believed the children are being physically hurt. What would you do?

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My hire packet is under review and I spent today entirely on my phone and computer sending in information yo HR. I am soooo thankful for technology. Today I had to upload copies of my actual Bachelors degree (because my transcript did not have "conferred date" listed; as some don't), my registration for my vehicle, my signed declaration page since it actually had "Business Insurance" listed on it, and my drivers record showing that my license was valid. Thankfully I am a patient person, so I did not find this process nerve wrecking as most would. However, when you want something bad enough, you simply have to fight for it. For all those who are seeking employment across boarders, just know that your patience will be tried, it's up to you to go the distance. Also, you only have 30 days from thw date of hire to actually get your license and vehicle registration changed over to the state of Florida. SoSo with that said, I didn't get the Acceptance letter today, but I am assured and confident it is on the way. Stay tuned! Less

Congrats im only in the begining stage i completed the assesment and i am anxious to know if i will be getting a called... i am making an effort to be paitient and your post helped a lot. Thank you... How do you like rhe job so far? Less

How long did it take for you to hear back? My interview results are currently being reviewed by Human Resources. Just wondering how long it took for you to get a call? Less

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