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Questions you need to be asking potential employees

By Charlie Knight |

The Internet is a wonderful thing, especially if you are reasearching interview techniques, more specifically the questions that employers should be asking potential employees. From the bizarre (do they really ask that at Goldman Sachs?!) to the tricky ones, here is some interview question inspiration for your next interview with a potential candidate:

The questions you should be asking:

  • How did you prepare for this interview? (does the candidate really care about the job or is he just going through the motions)
  • Where would you really like to work? (i.e. are they desperately applying for any job in sight or is your company a top choice for them)
  • Can you describe a work instance where you made a mistake? (you want to see if they have learned from their past mistakes)
  • How does this position compare with others you’re applying for?

*The questions others are asking but you might be too afraid to ask:

  • If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out? (they really make you work for it at Goldman Sachs)
  • What would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria from your uncle? (Volkswagen asks this!)

*Content Sources:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/02/23/watch-out-ten-interview-questions-designed-to-trick-you/3/

http://business.asiaone.com/Business/Office/Learn/Job%2BHunting/Story/A1Story20110109-257210/15.html

Source: Vine 21


Charlie Knight

Written by Charlie Knight

Charlie has 3 years experience in digital marketing, helping B2B technology companies grow their businesses through inbound marketing before joining Vine Resources as Content Marketing Manager. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys travelling and the great outdoors, and he recently hiked from Mexico to Canada for charity.