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3 interview questions to ask

3 interview questions to ask

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3 interview questions to ask

3 interview questions to ask The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask | Monster.com

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The best interview questions also benefit job seekers by giving them an opportunity to speak to details that don’t fit on a resume.

While a savvy interviewer always includes questions tailored to the position, our list of the 10 best questions works across a variety of industries and job descriptions:

1. From everything you’ve learned about this role, me and our company, tell me how you feel you’d make a contribution.

This interview question sorts people into two categories: contenders and also-rans.

“Those who have really prepared will love this opportunity to shine and stand out, demonstrating that they have done all the homework that can absolutely be done in today’s world of instant information,” says Darrell W.

2. Why should we hire you?

This is among the best interview questions because it asks job candidates to define what sets them apart from the intense competition in today’s job market, says Doug Schade, principal & supervising executive recruiter, Winter, Wyman & Company -- New York Accounting & Finance.

Faced with a big stack of resumes telling a similar story, this question helps you determine the best candidate.

An interviewee who does a great job explaining how her unique experience, education, industry credentials, and personal interests will power your business will do the same thing for your company once hired.

Asking a candidate to explain the major decisions he has made, highlighting the positive and negative, reveals the person’s ability to make calculated decisions based on past professional and personal experiences.

It also lets candidates share their vision for the future and their ambitions.

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4. When I contact your last supervisor and ask which area of your work needs the most improvement, what will I learn?

“I love this question because it’s the one that actually garners an honest response from the candidate,” says career coach Lauren Milligan of ResuMayday, a Warrenville, Illinois, career-counseling firm.

5. Describe the best boss you ever reported to.

This is a great interview question because it tells you about past relationships, says Kathy Downs, recruiting manager, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, Menlo Park, California.

“Because it highlights the personality and work types the applicant meshes with best, the interviewer can gain greater insights into the candidate’s communication skills, work style and potential cultural fit,” she says.

Follow up with questions about what made the relationship click -- was it personality, performance, or perhaps a cheerleader type of boss?

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If what drives the interviewee matches the position and your corporate culture, you have a winner.

7. What frustrates you?

When the candidate then talks about past frustrations, he reveals details about his personality, diplomacy skills and ability to work on teams.

Does the candidate answer by discussing minor irritations -- or ways that he successfully resolved serious conflicts over time, budgets, or priorities? The latter are candidates who have positive intelligence.

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The best negotiators answer this question by laying out both sides of the problem and then explaining how they aligned the issues or followed a process to a mutually-agreeable solution. 

9. How do you involve your staff when an important company strategy decision needed to be made? 

The candidate’s answer tells you whether a manager is secure enough to involve others in strategic decision-making, says Jayne Mattson, senior vice president, Keystone Associates, Boston, a career management firm.

How the job seeker involves his staff -- via written communication, one-on-one or in a group setting -- tells you a lot about their management style.

Comments

  1. Jefiyano

    Okay. I"m happy you like to repeat what Maddow tells you. Don"t ask questions knowing you"re not going to like the answers in advance.

  2. Mipofaqico

    A lot of ppl talk about FFVII nostalgia and refer to posting on forums with questions, etc, and I never really did that

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    Guess I didn"t make it clear. They only ask questions they already know the answer to. Hence the 90% conviction rate

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  7. Cemeqazuci

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    Parenting in Trumplandia had a ton of examples for how not to behave.

  11. Roqoyelogagob

    Knew every answer to all the questions on Jeopardy before the first commercial break! It is a great day!!

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