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Bye, Bye First Interview… Let’s Just Have Coffee

Bye, Bye First Interview… Let’s Just Have Coffee

Hiring the right people for the role could depend on what questions you ask in the interview.

When interviewing candidates for a job position, most managers will ask questions about the candidates’ work history, how they would fit in the team, and how they would go about solving problems. While these are suitable questions to ask, they don’t help the business to understand anything about the individuals themselves. If a business doesn’t understand their wants, needs, and skills, then they could end up choosing the wrong new hire. Instead of trying to sell them on the position, check out these tips that can help to get the most out of the interview.

What’s your dream job?

Asking someone about his or her dream job helps test the potential fit right at the start and lets you know what they want out of a job.

What do you do in your spare time?

Not all questions in an interview need to be directly related to the position you’re hiring for. Although a company does do hard work, having fun together is a major bonus to a well-oiled team.

What did you like and dislike about your last job?

This provides insight into what type of job fits with their skill set and preferences, and in which ways they are looking for a suitable company.

What would you have changed about the company you worked for last?

Although anyone can point out what they like and dislike about a job, it takes someone with problem-solving skills to provide a plan to fix what’s wrong around them. This question also helps to improve your own company culture by understanding what potential employees disliked about their previous workplace.

These questions focus on the interviewee. They dig a little deeper into who they are as a person and not just as an employee. Knowing more about each candidate makes it more likely you’ll pick the right one.

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