Ask the right interview questions, hire the right candidates
A good candidate experience has pace as well as precision. Move swiftly from sifting to evaluating with our suite of sample interview questions. Rich, researched and ready to go when you are, they’ll keep momentum and your team approach consistent, fast and fair.
Skills-based interview questions
Here are some sample interview questions that you can use to help identify the best candidate for a role. It’s important to keep in mind that these questions should be tailored to the specific position you’re hiring for and to your company’s culture.
General interview questions you can assess a candidate’s skills and qualifications:
Can you tell us about your previous experience and how it relates to this position?
Can you walk us through a particularly challenging problem you solved in your previous role?
Can you give an example of a time when you had to work with a difficult coworker or manager? How did you handle the situation?
Can you explain a project you’ve led and what you learned from it?
Can you tell us about a situation where you had to make a difficult decision? How did you go about making that decision?
Can you describe a time when you had to work on a tight deadline? How did you handle the pressure?
Can you talk about a time when you had to adapt to a new technology or tool?
Can you give an example of when you exceeded expectations on a project or task?
How do you stay organized and prioritize your tasks? Can you give an example?
Can you tell us about a time when you had to collaborate with a team to achieve a common goal? How did you contribute to the team’s success?
These questions can help you gain a better understanding of a candidate’s previous experience, problem-solving skills, teamwork abilities, adaptability, and time-management skills. It’s also important to listen actively during the interview, ask follow-up questions, and pay attention to nonverbal cues to get a well-rounded view of the candidate.