Many of my clients make classic interview errors – these are a few tips to get the best out of an interview:
- Always ask open ended questions so that a yes/no answer can’t be given.
- It is always a good idea to start with a few personal questions to put the candidate at ease, i.e. ask
about schooling, varsity etc.
- Ask them what they do for fun, hobbies etc. – this not only helps with culture fit, but you can also see if they are passionate about anything.
- Ask them if they have had any major disagreements at work with a direct supervisor, and how they resolved it.
- Ask them about any great achievements that they have had at their previous company, and if they did it alone or if it was a team effort.
- Ask them if they know anything about your company or the position – you don’t want to hire a candidate who hasn’t bothered to research.
- Ask them why they want to work for you…..if they say it’s because of the great salary, you probably don’t want
to hire them.
- Do not get too personal or overly friendly; remember, this person could end up working for you, so start as you
mean to go on.