4 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking Every Job Candidate

By Beth Kempton,
May 4, 2017

This post includes an excerpt from a recent Hireology feature in Club Solutions Magazine. Read the full post here.

The interview questions you ask job candidates can provide insight into their personalities and true motivations for wanting to work at your company. To hire the best team possible, you should carefully consider the interview questions you ask during each step of the process – from the phone screen to the final interview – and ensure the same questions questions are asked of every candidate to ensure you’re evaluating all candidates equally.

Hireology co-founder and CEO, Adam Robinson, sat down with Club Solutions Magazine, a top business resource for the health and fitness industry, to discuss four interview questions hiring managers should be asking each candidate.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

“This question is useful for evaluating the candidate’s long-term plan, but it also measures their speech and initial attitude in the interview. It’s a safe starting question that gives the interviewer a good idea of what the candidate is looking for in the job. A good response should include a well-thought-out plan that displays their motivation.”

What is the biggest misperception people have of you?

“This is my favorite interview question. It generally catches candidates off guard and they have to spend some time thinking about their answer. Good answers should include a complete explanation about the misperception and how the candidate works to correct people’s thinking.”

Read the full feature with Adam on the Club Solutions Magazine website and download our eBook below to learn more about how to hire your best team.

About the Author

Beth is the content strategist on Hireology’s marketing team, responsible for creating compelling blog posts, eBooks, marketing materials and other content. Her background includes five years of experience at a B2B digital marketing agency, where she crafted content for a variety of clients, including several in the HR technology space. Before beginning her career, Beth attended Loyola University Chicago, where she studied advertising and public relations.

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