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Interview questions 16:53 - Apr 7 with 3537 viewsJon_456

Going to be interviewing some candidates for a new role at my work next week and want to get some decent questions in there. It's mostly office based and requires to work both in a team and individually.

What are the hardest questions some of you have either faced or asked others?
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Interview questions on 16:54 - Apr 7 with 1485 viewsLord_Lucan

Whether to leave my wife.

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Interview questions on 16:55 - Apr 7 with 1485 viewsJ2BLUE

What is your biggest success?

I genuinely couldn't think of anything. Still can't to be honest. Haven't really achieved anything at all.

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Interview questions on 16:57 - Apr 7 with 1466 viewsJon_456

Interview questions on 16:55 - Apr 7 by J2BLUE

What is your biggest success?

I genuinely couldn't think of anything. Still can't to be honest. Haven't really achieved anything at all.


I like that. I'm trying to think of ones I'd struggle to answer so I'll fit that one in
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Interview questions on 17:02 - Apr 7 with 1454 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

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Interview questions on 17:06 - Apr 7 with 1428 viewsIllinoisblue

of all the horse excrement around everything to do with recruiting/applying etc, the bit about "being able to work individually or as a part of a team" drives me insane. Unless you're a complete fooking psychopath of course you can do either. It shouldn't even be worthy of note.

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Interview questions on 17:09 - Apr 7 with 1415 viewsDolly2.0

Some of the ones for entry onto the Creative Advertising course I did were quite tough...

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Interview questions on 17:11 - Apr 7 with 1400 viewsJon_456

Interview questions on 17:06 - Apr 7 by Illinoisblue

of all the horse excrement around everything to do with recruiting/applying etc, the bit about "being able to work individually or as a part of a team" drives me insane. Unless you're a complete fooking psychopath of course you can do either. It shouldn't even be worthy of note.


I know what you mean, more or less you get the same answer that I can do both equally. But I know some people at our place that work well alongside someone but struggle on their own. Also have someone who works really well doing everything by themselves, but then struggles to share the workload as they're not aware of what the other person is doing
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Interview questions on 17:14 - Apr 7 with 1394 viewsTractorWood

If you are interviewing people you know are adequately qualified and are intellectual. Asking them boring the cliché questions isn't really sufficient to see if they would be a good fit. Leftfield questions that get people thinking and give you an insight into their thought process are useful:

- What's the tidiest room in your house and why
- If leaving a party earlier, what excuse do you use?
- Explain a non work situation that you've learnt the most from
- When was the last time you were speechless and why

I must emphasise that these are only useful when you are trying to get an insight into someone's thought process.

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Interview questions on 17:09 - Apr 7 by Dolly2.0

Some of the ones for entry onto the Creative Advertising course I did were quite tough...

If why met how what would happen to which?

I love my cat, make me want to eat it.

What does the future hold for jelly?

Why should you never underestimate a handsome bear ?

How would you make the world a better place?

And the toughest one of all..,

Why?


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Interview questions on 17:20 - Apr 7 with 1353 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

Interview questions on 17:09 - Apr 7 by Dolly2.0

Some of the ones for entry onto the Creative Advertising course I did were quite tough...

If why met how what would happen to which?

I love my cat, make me want to eat it.

What does the future hold for jelly?

Why should you never underestimate a handsome bear ?

How would you make the world a better place?

And the toughest one of all..,

Why?


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Interview questions on 17:20 - Apr 7 with 1357 viewsfactual_blue

'Tell me about a time you've had to work as a team to achieve a specific outcone'
'Tell me about a time you've had to work unaided to achieve a specific outcome'.

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Interview questions on 17:21 - Apr 7 with 1339 viewsJon_456

Interview questions on 17:14 - Apr 7 by TractorWood

If you are interviewing people you know are adequately qualified and are intellectual. Asking them boring the cliché questions isn't really sufficient to see if they would be a good fit. Leftfield questions that get people thinking and give you an insight into their thought process are useful:

- What's the tidiest room in your house and why
- If leaving a party earlier, what excuse do you use?
- Explain a non work situation that you've learnt the most from
- When was the last time you were speechless and why

I must emphasise that these are only useful when you are trying to get an insight into someone's thought process.


They're the sort of questions im after as I expect anyone attending an interview would have the answers prepared for your standard questions so I want to catch them out so they have to think on their feet, as that's an important part for the role.
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Interview questions on 17:25 - Apr 7 with 1309 viewsIllinoisblue

Interview questions on 17:21 - Apr 7 by Jon_456

They're the sort of questions im after as I expect anyone attending an interview would have the answers prepared for your standard questions so I want to catch them out so they have to think on their feet, as that's an important part for the role.


in what situations will these people have to think on their feet?

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Interview questions on 17:21 - Apr 7 by Jon_456

They're the sort of questions im after as I expect anyone attending an interview would have the answers prepared for your standard questions so I want to catch them out so they have to think on their feet, as that's an important part for the role.


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Interview questions on 17:25 - Apr 7 by Illinoisblue

in what situations will these people have to think on their feet?


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Interview questions on 17:31 - Apr 7 with 1272 viewsdeliasplums

Interview questions on 17:21 - Apr 7 by Jon_456

They're the sort of questions im after as I expect anyone attending an interview would have the answers prepared for your standard questions so I want to catch them out so they have to think on their feet, as that's an important part for the role.


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Interview questions on 17:36 - Apr 7 with 1253 viewsgordon

Do your best to avoid clichéd, generic questions - unless you want to get the best bullshi**er rather than the best candidate (unless you need a bullshi**er).

eg 'Are you good at prioritising?' 'How do you deal with difficult situations?' 'What's your biggest weakness/strength?' 'How do you cope with stress?' etc, the candidate that is the wittiest, most confident or c*cky, best at bulshi**ing will likely do the best. The self-effacing, diligent, hard-working one will likely not do so well.

Come up with a genuinely challenging scenario or two that they might have to deal with in the job, and ask them to answer/deal with it etc - if this is possible it gets much better results.

[Post edited 7 Apr 2017 17:37]
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Interview questions on 17:40 - Apr 7 with 1229 viewsJon_456

on 17:25 - Apr 7 by _



Sorry I worded that wrong really, not catch them out but I want to test them and see how they they cope under pressure. They're not going to be solely judged on just these questions but I think it's important to get a good understanding of their personality and thought process.

Unfortunately I wasn't the one shortlisting the candidates so I want to ensure they're capable of filling the role
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Interview questions on 17:40 - Apr 7 by Jon_456

Sorry I worded that wrong really, not catch them out but I want to test them and see how they they cope under pressure. They're not going to be solely judged on just these questions but I think it's important to get a good understanding of their personality and thought process.

Unfortunately I wasn't the one shortlisting the candidates so I want to ensure they're capable of filling the role


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Interview questions on 17:43 - Apr 7 with 1213 viewsJoey_Joe_Joe_Junior

I do a lot of these, I think the key thing to do is make sure you get them to provide you with real life example of when they've had to deal with stuff that will likely come up in the role. Working to deadlines, sales targets or whatever, narrow it down to the role and don't keep it too generic. If they can't provide any or don't use real life example then they are not a good fit.

Then it's just personality init
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Interview questions on 17:46 - Apr 7 with 1189 viewsJon_456

Interview questions on 17:36 - Apr 7 by gordon

Do your best to avoid clichéd, generic questions - unless you want to get the best bullshi**er rather than the best candidate (unless you need a bullshi**er).

eg 'Are you good at prioritising?' 'How do you deal with difficult situations?' 'What's your biggest weakness/strength?' 'How do you cope with stress?' etc, the candidate that is the wittiest, most confident or c*cky, best at bulshi**ing will likely do the best. The self-effacing, diligent, hard-working one will likely not do so well.

Come up with a genuinely challenging scenario or two that they might have to deal with in the job, and ask them to answer/deal with it etc - if this is possible it gets much better results.

[Post edited 7 Apr 2017 17:37]


Yeah I'm trying to think of a question or puzzle where getting the answer right isn't necessarily important but the way they've tried to work it out is, rather than taking a wild guess.
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Interview questions on 17:43 - Apr 7 by Joey_Joe_Joe_Junior

I do a lot of these, I think the key thing to do is make sure you get them to provide you with real life example of when they've had to deal with stuff that will likely come up in the role. Working to deadlines, sales targets or whatever, narrow it down to the role and don't keep it too generic. If they can't provide any or don't use real life example then they are not a good fit.

Then it's just personality init


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Interview questions on 18:00 - Apr 7 with 1149 viewsJoey_Joe_Joe_Junior

on 17:57 - Apr 7 by _



Word, that's why I make the big bucks.
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Interview questions on 18:07 - Apr 7 with 1132 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Interview questions on 17:09 - Apr 7 by Dolly2.0

Some of the ones for entry onto the Creative Advertising course I did were quite tough...

If why met how what would happen to which?

I love my cat, make me want to eat it.

What does the future hold for jelly?

Why should you never underestimate a handsome bear ?

How would you make the world a better place?

And the toughest one of all..,

Why?


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