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Hiring Managers: Asking effective interview questions?

When it comes to interviews, the challenge is equally demanding for the interviewer as it is for the job applicant. Many people would just assume that the one conducting the interview has an easier job to do.

There are certain set of skills required of hiring managers to ensure a successful job interview. Identifying the right candidate will have an immediate impact on the success of your team and its contribution to your organization.

You have to be equipped not only with quality interview questions but also with the appropriate discourse management techniques in order to build up on the answers you receive.

Here is a funny video with some examples of questions that will not only prove to be unproductive for the purposes of the job interview process but may also backfire and make you look unprofessional.

Watch the video and think of better alternatives to the questions asked:

Over to you:

  • What are some of the personality traits, qualities and skills you are looking for?
  • What are the questions that would allow your candidate to demonstrate those qualities and skills?

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