Being an interviewer, how well do you remember the last interview you took or how well is the selected employee performing. It should take you back to the day when you interviewed the employee or let’s say how effectively you gauged the employee.
An interviewer should always scan through the resume before an in-person meeting. A resume gives you 70% overview of candidates alma matter and experiences if any.
The following mentioned questions have been designed for both a fresher as well as experienced interviewee.
1. How Well Versed Are You With The Current Job Profile?
It doesn’t sound like a question that should be on top, but an interviewee should know what role he/she is applying for and what are his/her expectations from a position. How the candidate responds to this question is where you can judge whether he/she fits the requirement.
2. How Would You Relate Your Past Experience To The Current Role?
This one can be put across to someone with experience. A candidate with years of experience should be able to relate his past role to the current position he/she is applying for. An interviewer can assess the candidate on how they tie their responsibilities listed in the job description for the new position with their previous responsibilities.
3. Why Are You Applying for This Position?
This question gives an insight into why they are looking for a change and whether they have done market research on the profile they are looking for. It also lets one know how enthusiastic the candidate is about the position.
4. What Is Your Salary Expectations?
This question is mostly discussed at the end after the interviewer is stationed to settle with the candidate for the position. But it should always be considered a priority as the whole interview session won’t make sense if the candidate has higher expectations.
5. How Soon Can You Join?
A candidate might have commitments to his/her previous organisation, so would an interviewer to fill the position. Different companies have different policies with a varied range of minimum 7 days to a maximum of 90 days notice period. This question should be put across once the salary part has been discussed.
6. What Are Your Interests And Hobbies?
Interests and Hobbies depict a picture of how well a candidate socializes, which can help one know how better team player the candidate is. This question can also help one break the ice. An interview session is always considered one-way talk, discussing interests and hobbies can make it a conversation.
7. Do You Have Any Questions For Me?
This question should always be a part of an interview session. Candidates have several questions to be asked but always park it for the joining day. The interviewer should always answer this question as it is often ignored, leaving the candidates confused.
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