Interviews are a great way to get to know a candidate you may be considering adding to your team. There are a million different questions you can ask to get insight into their background to gauge if they could be a fit at your organization. But if you only have 30 minutes with the candidate, which questions are the best to ask? We’ve compiled a list of the top 11 questions to ask a candidate during an interview:
- Why they are looking to make a move?
- Can you tell me something about yourself that isn’t on your resume?
- Are there any skills that you might want to improve on that are listed in the job description?
- What skills do you consider yourself strong in?
- Can you describe a situation where you were involved in a work project and a problem arose? How did you overcome the problem?
- What are your long-term career goals?
- When you have had to work with someone whose personality you didn’t mesh with, how did you overcome that and find a way to work together?
- Why do you want to work at our company?
- If you had an increase in workload, how would you prioritize tasks?
- What are your biggest accomplishments you have had in your career so far?
- Can you tell me about a time where you failed at a task? How did you rectify the failure?
The most important thing about an interview is picking questions that give insight into what kind of worker they are, if they can multi-task, etc. as well as if they have the skills needed to perform the job. Communicating effectively is also important. Make sure you give candidates information such as what their day-to-day will look like.
If you’d like to learn more about best practices for conducting worthwhile interviews, contact us today!