As part of Interview Intervention: Communication That Gets You Hired, I included what I consider the 14 most effective job interview questions an employer can ask a job candidate. While there are loads of great interviewing techniques and questions, I feel it’s important to balance time and effectiveness when determining whether a candidate and employer relationship will be strong long-term.
I’d like to emphasize that point by adding that individually there might be more effective questions, but when these 14 questions are asked collectively–throughout your interview process–they will yield a comprehensive view of the candidate’s overall fit in the least amount of time.
I provided more color as I released each of them through the blog, but thought it might be nice to cap it off with a comprehensive list. I hope you enjoyed them!
- Why would you leave your current company?
- Why do you want to join our company?
- What unique skills do you offer?
- How will you benefit from joining our company?
- What is the first act you’ll perform when you start?
- If you were still working here three years from now, what do you think your most significant contribution would be?
- Describe a situation when you and a coworker disagreed.
- Describe an ambiguous situation that you organized, resolved, or executed.
- Describe a situation when something went wrong.
- How do you educate yourself?
- How would your coworkers describe you?
- What motivates you?
- Do you prefer working as part of a team or by yourself?
- Describe your ideal boss.