Interviews shouldn't have to be daunting ...for both the interviewer and the candidates. We've heard interviewing compared to a tennis match. The ball gets hit back and forth, rather effortlessly. You can hear the swoosh and the bounce of the ball. An interview should be like a casual game of tennis, where questions are lobbed back and forth. They ask a question, you respond. Then you ask a question, and they respond. Back and forth. Over and over.
The key to a successful hire is asking the right interview questions. The type of questions you chose to ask your interviewer should stem from what you need to know in order to fully evaluate the position. This means the questions you chose to prioritize should be well thought out.
We've rounded up just four interview questions we love asking because they give us examples of real-life experience from our candidate.
QUESTION 1: Can you tell me about a problem that occurred often enough that you felt compelled to correct it? What was the situation and what did you do?
QUESTION 2: Can you give me an example of a time when you successfully motivated other people under challenging circumstances? What did you do?
QUESTION 3: Can you tell me about any new management theories or approaches that have intrigued you in the past year? Tell me about any you have recently investigated in some depth. What was of particular interest to you in these theories? What did you learn?
QUESTION 4: Can you think of a time when you worked hard to attain a difficult goal or get something accomplished against the odds? What was the situation and what did you do? How did you feel afterward?