4 Interview Questions You Should Stop Asking (and the Ones You Should Ask Instead)

19.04.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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