Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask, but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions:

“What makes you angry?” It made me think about how I apply my personal values in a work situation.

“Have you remained close with any former colleagues from past jobs?” It made me reflect on how shallow my work relationships have been.

“What’s the difference between a ’rounding error’ and a cost overrun?” The man who was going to hire me had used the dismissive phrase ’rounding error’ at least twice in his conversations with me, so when his manager asked this, I realized he wanted to know if I would challenge my boss.

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  1. Yes to good interview questions. But no to the rounding error one. The upper boss knows that the hiring boss does not have the skills to do the job. Instead of training him or firing him, he asks if potential emploee will do something about it. That’s pathetic and it is only a good question because it shows the company will not address problem managers.

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