Questions to ask before you hire!

  1. What about this job delights you? 

  2. Describe work you’ve accomplished that best compares to what needs to be done.

  3. Where do you see yourself in three years? 

  4. If I were to talk to your current/previous employer, what would they say are your top two strengths/weaknesses?  S:        W: 

  5. Tell me something about yourself that others may be surprised to know about you. 

  6. Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours. 

  7. We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. 

  8. Tell me about a time you needed to get information from someone who wasn’t very responsive. What did you do? 

  9. Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectation. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?

  10. Describe a time when you had to interact with a difficult client. What was the situation, and how did you handle it?

  11. Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything on your to-do list done. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do?

  12. Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective?

  13. Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?

  14. Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team.

  15. Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it.

  16. Describe your favorite supervisor and your least favorite supervisor – and why

  17. How did you end up in your current role?

  18. What challenges do you see impacting the digital communication industry? 

  19. Do you have any questions for me?

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