Interviewing new job candidates may seem like a bore but it really can be a fun an enjoyable experience. Here you are, with a complete stranger in front of you, and you can ask (almost) anything you like.
Some organisations have a standard set of interview questions they ask. Others leave it up to the manager or HR representative conducting the interview. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll have to come up with your own interview questions.
I’ve found that there are 8 main categories of questions you can ask a potential new employee. They fall into groups as follows:
Remember, the point of the interview process is not to prove how tough or difficult you can be. Doing so will simply make the candidate want to look elsewhere. Make sure the interview process is fun and enjoyable – for both you and your potential new employee!
Originally published: 7 May, 2009