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The candidate is not the only one who needs to prepare for the interview.


The candidate is not the only one who needs to prepare for the interview. Employers must ask the right questions and have them prepared in advance.

In addition to assessing the skills required to complete the job, interview questions must also give foresight into how a candidate would fit into the company’s culture.

Here are some questions that will help dig a little deeper and find out about a candidate’s qualifications, work style, personal preferences, likability, and more.

◼️ What specific daily habits have you developed that make you productive or successful?

◼️ Tell me about a time when thinking outside of the box helped your company to increase revenue, streamline workflow, or decrease costs?

◼️ If hired, what will you have accomplished in 1 year? What will you have accomplished in 5 years?

◼️ What does success in an organization look like?

◼️ What’s one fact that’s not on your LinkedIn profile?

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

◼️ What specifically did you do to prepare for this interview?

◼️ What could your current company do to be more successful?

◼️ Why are you leaving your current job?

◼️ How would your coworkers describe you?

◼️ Tell me about an achievement you are particularly proud of.

◼️ What is your biggest professional weakness? What specifically are you doing to overcome it?

◼️ What is your biggest professional strength? How specifically do you see it helping our team?

◼️ Tell me about a time when a company or role felt like a bad fit for you. What specifically made you feel that way?

◼️ Give me an example of a time when you were able to change an experience from a negative to a positive?

◼️ Describe a time when your responsibilities became overwhelming. What did you do to meet your goals?

◼️ Tell me about a time you exhibited [core value]. Describe the situation. What was the result?

◼️ Looking back at your previous positions tell me why you left each job?

◼️ What specifically motivates you to come to work every day and do your best?

◼️ How specifically will this position help you to meet your 5-10 year goal?

Given your past experiences, what could you teach me that I don’t already know?

◼️ What tasks related to this position would you not enjoy?

◼️ Think of past companies. What specifically about the environment did you like?

◼️ What specifically about the Environment would you have changed?

◼️ Why should I choose you to be a part of our team and company?In