Hiring the most suitable person for a role can be tricky, to say the least. Crafting a perfect job post to attract qualified talent is only the beginning. From there, you still have to market the role in the right channels, sift through endless resumes, and identify top contenders.
But perhaps the most crucial component of the whole recruiting process is the interview. This is your chance to really get to know each candidate, to really evaluate their potential for success in the role. However, you can only get the information you need if you ask the right interview questions. Remember: Your time with the candidate is limited. You have to make the most of it.
Generic questions simply won’t cut it. If you want to elicit thoughtful, authentic responses from candidates, you need to put the same amount of effort into your queries. You have to dig deep to get a sense of the candidate’s true character.
Matthew Kosinski is the managing editor of Recruiter.com.