You’ve probably had the experience of interviewing someone for a position in your organization, liking them, and adding them to your team—only to find out that they’re nothing like you hoped they would be.
The interview can be a crucial tool for revealing who a candidate truly is. And though you may not succeed in reading every candidate correctly as you sit face-to-face with them, asking the right interview questions can help you get to the heart of the matter. We asked the experts to weigh in on the best interview questions for potential hires. Here’s what they said:
My name is Beverly and I currently work as a Content Manager for ReviewingThis, and also have years of experience in screening potential candidates for different roles.
Here are some questions that I typically ask to help get a better sense of a prospective employee’s background and ability to perform under pressure (as well as how they would fit into the environment at hand):
- Can you tell me about a time where there was a situation with a former position where you had to make a change or pivot?
- What types of new software systems or programs would you implement or introduce in our organization?
- How could we best help you succeed in this role if you were selected for X position?
- What would your former bosses/colleagues want us to know about you? Is this an accurate assessment?
- Can you run me through your background briefly in your own words?