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Land the job of your dreams by knowing how to answer even the toughest interview questions.
You Will Need
- Job description
- Experience questions
- Style questions
- Behavior questions
- Fact sheet (optional)
- References (optional)
Give the candidate an overview
Start the interview by introducing yourself, giving the candidate a description of the job and your company, and telling them how the interview process will be carried out.
Ask the candidate to tell you about themselves
Ask the job candidate to tell you about themselves and to explain why they are interested in the job.
Ask experience-based questions
Ask the candidate questions about their experience and how their past experiences can be applied in the job. Ask about recent accomplishments, projects, group work, and critical decisions.
Ask about the candidate's work style
Learn about the candidate's style of working to help you figure out if they will fit into your work environment. Ask about what they enjoy and dislike about their current or past jobs.
Ask behavior-based questions
Ask questions that can help you learn more about the candidate's temperament and behavior in specific situations. Learn how they reacted when their work was criticized, or how they managed difficult employees.
Avoid asking about race, religion, disability, or other illegal topics
Don't ask the candidate questions about their age, race, religion, disabilities, marital status, or other topics that are not directly related to the job.
Let the candidate ask you questions
Wrap up the interview by allowing the candidate to ask you questions about the job or company. Let the candidate know the next steps in the process and when they can expect to hear from you.
Select the best candidate
Think about how the candidate will perform and how they will fit into your company, and select the best candidate for the job.