Recruitment is not an easy task. At this stage, applicants are commonly at their best and will say anything just to get hired. That is why great recruiters know how to ask the right questions in order to get an idea of the personality and the character of the applicant. In this way, they will be able to filter those that are faking it from those who are really fit for the roles.
We have listed some questions that you can use in order to get to know your applicants in a deeper level.
What do you do in your free time?
This is a very important question to ask because you need to know an applicant’s interest. You should try to find out if the person is more of an active person meaning playing sports or the quiet learner type who would rather read books than go out. This will give you a glimpse of an applicant’s lifestyle and way of living that will give you a hint if he or she can survive your company’s culture.
Can you give a situation when you lead a team?
This is great to ask if you want to know an applicant’s leadership skills. This is very important because a leader will always lead a team and knows how to lead a team. You should also try to know if he can accept blame and criticism by checking if the mistakes are caused by him or the team, or if he is only blaming others for the mistakes.
How do you handle rejection?
This question will give you an idea if the person can work well in your culture of accountability. Some time, there will be mistakes that you have to rectify. A team member must be able to handle rejections at the same time, must be able to solve problems instead of playing the blame game.
What do you aspire to be?
This question will give you an idea of his or her values. You will then know if the future he’s looking at is the same as the direction of the business. Therefore, you know if you can provide that or not.