5 Questions Every Interviewer Should Ask

The Atlanta metro area has one of the fastest-growing job markets in 2023. This growth in employment opportunities attracts an increase in qualified applicants. However, this can make sorting through candidates more costly and time-consuming. Having the right interview questions can help you find the person with the right skills for the position.

1. What do you know about our company, and why do you want to work here?

While this question can seem friendly, it can provide valuable insight into the candidate’s professionalism. If the interviewee has done their research to prepare for the interview, they should be able to provide information about the company. By asking why they want to work there, you can determine if they provide a generic and general answer or a more specific one.

2. In your most recent role, was there a time when you had to overcome a significant challenge?

By asking an open-ended question about the person’s previous role, you gain deeper insight into their job history. It allows you to understand what the candidate considers challenging. It also gives insight into their reasoning and problem-solving skills. You can compare this to the current role to determine if their knowledge and experience match your needs. 

3. What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on in a past position?

This question gives you more insight into the candidate’s previous employment experience. You are giving the individual the freedom to answer however they want. Then their answer tells you a lot about their interests. If the current position doesn’t have tasks similar to their greatest interests, then it might not be the ideal role for them. In contrast, they may mention something they will do heavily in the role that matches what they would be doing in your available position. 

4. Do you work best alone or on a team?

It’s important to find out the individual’s work style. Someone who prefers to work as part of a team will feel isolated and lonely in a singular role. In contrast, someone who likes to work alone will feel mentally drained having to collaborate and communicate constantly. Individuals who are unhappy socially will feel negativity that can spread to other employees. Protect your company’s morale and productivity by placing people in positions where they can thrive.    

5. Position Specific Skills-Based Interview Questions

Applicants can include anything they want on their resume. The interview allows you to verify the applicant’s claimed experience and knowledge. Ask skills-based questions that are position-specific.

  • How the individual would perform a particular task. 
  • What the individual would do to resolve a common challenge. 
  • Explain the steps required to perform a duty. 

In addition to asking questions during the interview, you can work with a staffing agency to administer skills testing. This will delve deeper into the candidate’s skill set and how to compare the position’s required skills.

Find the Best Candidate

Finding the most qualified candidates takes time and thorough vetting with the right interview questions. Working with a staffing agency can help you streamline the process. At BOS Staffing, we focus on finding the best people for your staffing needs. Our use of innovative technology, expertise in testing, and in-depth local knowledge sets us apart. 

Contact us today and let the experts help you find top talent.

 

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