|06-30-2007, 05:12 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Creative Interview Questions
Next week I will be interviewing some potential employees for my father's business (an office manager and a couple of administrative assistants), and I would like to come up with some interesting and creative interview questions.
It seemed like for every job I ever interviewed I got the same "what are your strengths and weaknesses" type questions. Boring.
Can anyone suggest questions that will give me a good insight on the potential employee without making them feel tortured?
Better yet...what's the best interview question that was made to you, or that you made to a potential employee?
|06-30-2007, 05:37 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
How about a situation that your company has going on, asking for how they would manage that? (I wouldn't divulge that it was a problem, per se)
Or you could bring up a past issue and ask how they would handle that.
Those kind of topics make for a more interesting conversation, I think, and lets you see how the person thinks.
|07-07-2010, 03:18 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
|07-07-2010, 10:03 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Just make sure that while brainstorming questions, you focus on what you actually want to get out of them, rather than on finding the smartest, best, most creative and innovative questions.
What qualities does your "ideal candidate" have, and how would you know that?
Ideally, write at least a page about that before the interview, and develop your questions from there.
|07-08-2010, 02:14 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Consider that there is no correlation between performance in an interview and performance in a job.
My suggestion is to skip it. Go out to lunch with the candidates, maybe with the people he/she will be working with, have a conversation.
Pick the one you like the most for a 3 month probationary period. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.
|11-25-2011, 02:18 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
If you really want to be on the ball for the modern times, throw in some diversity questions. Ask how candidates would react in certain situations involving a person of a specific ethnic culture or sexual orientation or handicap. This will assess how they might function in a diverse working environment.
|12-05-2011, 07:57 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Big Interview... I'm nervous!||DerekNewland||Technology & Technical Skills||17||04-04-2011 02:47 PM|
|A Creative Contribution - And not just to the bank?||Designer M||Character & Contribution||8||06-03-2009 08:45 AM|
|My figure out the feelings inside my brain/body thread||Sunnybayes||Personal Effectiveness||87||04-27-2008 03:57 PM|
|Are you in a Growth… Survival… or Floating Mode…???||Shamou||Personal Effectiveness||35||08-22-2007 01:56 AM|
|Creative Visualization||Margot Stepien||Intention-Manifestation||4||11-13-2006 01:58 PM|
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:21 AM.