When it comes to interviewing, many recruiters and hiring managers stick to the tested, tried, and true questions. You know what they are: “what’s your proudest accomplishment?” and “what’s your biggest weakness?”are just a few.
The problem is, over time these questions have become old news with candidates and they’ve started preparing their answers well in advance. And when you’re deciding if you want a person to join your team, you don’t want to be evaluating them based on staged responses: you want to hear genuine, human, and authentic answers to your questions.
So, which are the interview questions you should shelve? We asked 5 recruiters to nominate the questions that they feel are most useless. Here’s what they shared (bonus: they recommended some pointers for what to ask instead).
- Don’t ask this: How would you tackle hypothetical scenario?
What to ask instead: Tell me about an experience in which you achieved.
- Don’t ask this: What’s your biggest strength and greatest weakness?
What to ask instead: Can you walk me through your most significant career achievement?
- Don’t ask this: Can you walk me through your resume?
What to ask instead: Can you tell me about interesting point in time in your career?
- Don’t ask this: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
What to ask instead: What professional milestones are you hoping to achieve at our company?
Source – https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/interview-questions/2016/4-interview-questions-you-should-stop-asking-and-the-ones-you-should-ask-instead