What interview questions should you be asking and what can you learn from them?

What interview questions you should be asking and what you can learn

What interview questions should you be asking and what can you learn from them?

It can be easy when conducting a job interview to opt for the standard job interview questions you always ask.

However, there are probably questions you are asking that are not giving you the real answers you need.

Here are 5 questions you should ask, to really get down to the important details:

What do you know about this company?

It might seem like you are luring the candidate into a trap, but if they have really put any thought into this application they will have done their research. The way they answer this question will show how much they want to work there.

Why are you leaving your current employer?

If they are already employed, it is a good insight into whether they are looking for something new from a new employer, or ran into issues with their last employer.

What ideas would you bring along if you were hired?

Again, this shows whether they have been thinking about the position. You could ask for a set amount of ideas, or just for one, or let them reel some off. This would also test their ability to think on their feet.

How do you go about your career development?

This will show you whether they even have a career plan to start off with. If they do, it will show they are committed to developing their career. Listen out for any action they’ve decided to take themselves, out of their pocket or their own time, to work towards their career.

Tell me about a time that you had to overcome a problem.

You can expand this to ask how they felt about the problem, to see if they can handles the pressure of issues that arise. See if they answer methodically and whether the problem was really a problem.

Asking the right questions in the interview means you get the right answers from candidates. It is important you use this time to find out how they will fit in with your team and with the role they may be offered.

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