Thursday, July 3, 2014

Surprise Applicants With Out of the Ordinary Interview Questions

We all have our favorite interview questions, but it doesn't take long for word to get out and applicants can prepare better by practicing answers to tried and true interview questions.  Here are some fresh ideas for new questions that will give you some great new information about your candidates.

OLD:     Tell me about yourself.
NEW:     What is the most exciting thing that ever happened to you?

OLD:     Where do you see yourself in five years?
NEW:    What do you want your job title to be when you retire?

OLD:     Tell me about a time when you had to overcome an obstacle.
NEW:     Let me describe a problem you might encounter while working here.  (Describe a real problem of the job.)  How would you solve the problem?

Putting a fresh look on the traditional approach will always yield better results.  Try these questions during your next interview.  I think you will be surprised at the results.

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