When it involves interviewing potential employees, you need to ask the loaded questions. That’s because employing the right people is central to the carrying on growth and success of your business. Which means you need to use your interview smartly – to recognize job skills, target personal weaknesses and talents, and get a feel for someone’s sense of teamwork and co-operation. But that doesn’t mean you have to wallow in a snooze-inducing “Do you work very well with others?” spiel. You can interview like an expert – and get information you require, and “undercover” feedback that performs an integral role in hiring decisions.
Give some thought to the next six interview questions, all of which reveal more about the interviewee than you might think – or, for example, more than they may want one to know. 1. If you stayed with your present company, what would be your next move? This is a great opener that elicits information on several levels. 2. Why are you standing out from others?
- What is your biggest challenge
- New Product Pricing
- How industry might better protect its intellectual property
- Oracle’s Business Metadata Manager
- Roaming plan
- No dependence on any skilled support staff
- BA 211
Another provocative query, great partly because most people get a little uncomfortable enhancing themselves. Dealing with that question in a reasoned manner may indicate someone with adequate self-esteem plus some courage. In comparison, a tepid self-description can suggest too little gumption, something that’s a handicap if you’re looking to fill …