The interview is one of the most indispensible phases in the hiring process. This is the time to get to know the candidates, gauge their fit for the company culture and the position and uncover what each individual is truly looking for.
Whether or not you are a seasoned interviewer, proper preparation for each interview takes time and planning. Before the interview, it is key to establish the core questions pertinent to the position, as well as specific queries regarding individual career goals or any gaps in their résumé. Interestingly, Forbes Magazine published an article in 2011 entitled “Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions” which discussed how targeted interview prep can be broken down quickly.** So what are they?
- Can you do the job?
- Will you love the job?
- Can we tolerate working with you?
Simple? We think so. In the article, Forbes tied these questions back to three interview fundamentals: strengths, motivation and fit. Therefore, keeping your interview questions relevant is as simple as ensuring they fit into these informational buckets. Now, let’s explore other interview details to consider.