Developing your Skills | June 7, 2012
Terry Thompson, Surrey, BC, CYBF Mentor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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As an interviewer, it can be challenging to determine whether the candidate is a good fit for the position and your organization. But knowing the right questions to ask will help you get to know the candidate and decide whether there is a match.
After conducting dozens of interviews for many different positions, I determined that of the countless questions ones can ask, the ones below form the foundation of a solid job interview.
Referring to the candidate’s résumé, I would ask the following questions for each company he/she worked for and/or position held in the last ten years (less if they were younger or more if I felt it was warranted).
In my experience, an interview can last between one and three hours. The questions above are designed to provide you with significant insight into the candidate’s experience and personality. If you are patient and listen carefully to the answers, you will have a number of other questions that will allow you to dig even deeper. Remember, the candidate must prove to you that he/she deserves the position with your company.
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