Ten Top Interview Questions

It’s hard enough to get good candidates through the door, let alone secure them. This blog is designed to give you some guidance as to the sort of questions that candidates respond well to. It’s a pretty straight forward piece which details the Top 10 Questions candidates think they should be asked at interview.

1)     What elements of your current role do you excel in?

2)     What would your colleagues say are your best and worst qualities?

3)     What is your best achievement in your career to date?

4)     What is the biggest mistake you have made so far in your career?

5)     What was the most difficult situation you have had to deal with in your career to date?

          (How did you deal with it and what did you learn from the experience?)

6)     What parts of your personality enhance your performance?

7)     What parts of your personality restrict your performance?

8)     What would you say is the latest most significant trend in the market place?

9)     What do you think this role will do for your career?

10)   Why did you decide that we were a company that you wanted to interview at?

All these questions ask for relevant information and require the candidate to think their answer through carefully. According to our research, candidates prefer this type of questions, which are widely known as competency based questions.

Research a set of competency based questions that you feel comfortable asking, and see the difference that it makes to your interviews!