By April 15, 2014 Read More →

Don’t Ask Standard Interview Questions

Ok, you're hiring someone, maybe even your first hire as a manager, and you want to do things right.

So you ask questions you were asked, or that you hear about as standard interview questions.

You might even ask these two standard questions:

  • What is your greatest strength
  • What is your greatest weakness

These, among others, are simply an opening for a sales pitch and won't reveal anything that matters.

So instead, think about the job, the attributes needed, a fit for your organization and working with you, the skills needed, etc. and most importantly, what will make someone successful in the job.

Then develop a custom series of questions that get to those core things and you are more likely to find the right candidate.

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