Useful questions to Ask for candidates in interview !!!

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Useful questions to Ask for candidates in interview !!!

Postby Softex » 19 Dec 2012, 00:21

if you are now in charge of hiring new people for the company you work for and you do not know what to ask during the interview , here are some questions to ask your candidates that will make you better evaluate each of the candidates you meet. Definitely you will look much better during the interview in the eyes of candidates which will prove important in case the new hire will be part of your team later on ;-)

Here are some questions to be asked for the fresh graduate or beginners:
1-Tell me about yourself.
2-Why should I hire you?
3-What are your strengths and weaknesses?
4-Why do you want to work at our company?
5-What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
6-What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
7-How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
8-Can you work under pressure?
9-Are you willing to relocate or travel?
10-What are your goals?
11-What motivates you to do good job?
12-What makes you angry?
13-Give me an example of your creativity.
14-How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
15-Are not you overqualified for this position?
16-Describe your ideal company, location and job.
17-What are your career options right now?
18-Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
19-What are your outside interests?
20-Would you lie for the company?
21-Tell me something about our company.
22-How much salary do you expect?
23-Where do you see yourself five years from now?
24-On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
25-Do you have any questions for me?

and if you are hiring for Experienced Positions, here are some high level questions to consider:
1-Why did you resign from your previous job?
2-Why have you been out of work so long?
3-Why have you had so many jobs?
4-Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.
5-Could you have done better in your last job?
6-Tell me about the most boring job you have ever had.
7-May I contact your present employer for a reference?
8-How many hours a week do you normally work?
9-What was the toughest challenge you have ever faced?
10-Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
11-What changes would you make if you came on board?
12-What would you say to your boss if he is crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?
13-How could you have improved your career progress?
14-Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)
15-Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
16-Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
17-How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?
18-Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
19-Why are not you earning more money at this stage of your career?

Enjoy your Interviews acting as the BIG Guy :)

Cheers . . .
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