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Top 5 questions to ask a candidate

Top 5 questions to ask a candidate

Interviews – 5 Questions to Ask Candidates

Preparation for job interviews is key to finding the best fit – for both the candidate and the employer. Here are the top 5 questions to ask candidates to determine if they are a good fit for the position, your team and company in general.

Question 1: What professional or career achievement are you most proud of?

Hiring a candidate that takes pride in their work will help you get a better understanding of the type of work that makes them fulfilled and determine if that is a good fit with your position.

Question 2: What makes you the best candidate for this position?

Asking this question offers insight into how well the job description is understood and how well the candidate will fit into your culture. Answers should reflect what the candidates feels are the core competencies of the role and how they fit it.

Question 3: What skills and strengths will you bring to this role?

Answers to this question will reflect the candidate’s self-awareness and reflect how their abilities will benefit your unique team.

Question 4: What skills would you like to improve and how do you plan on doing so?

Focusing on skill development, instead of ‘weaknesses’ will put emphasis on growth and development, while still revealing areas for improvement.

Question 5: In your most related role, was there a time when you had to overcome a significant challenge?

This behavioural question is designed to reveal how a person copes with and approaches challenge not only in the day to day of the role, but also during the training period.