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Job interview

A job interview entails conducting an interview with a candidate who has applied for the position, and it is usually held online via video or through a physical meeting. During a job interview, the company has the opportunity to ask more questions directly to the candidate, who can in turn ask questions as well.

Questions for a job interview

Before preparing the types of questions to ask, it's important to consider the interview format you want to use. Will it be individual interviews or group interviews? There are countless different interview methods out there, so choose the one that works best for your company and specifically for this position.

Once the method is determined, it's time to start looking at the questions you want to ask in a job interview. The first step is to start with the job profile and the type of information you want to gather through a job interview. Based on the method chosen, you can determine the type of questions to be used. There are a few different types of questions that can be used: competency and experience questions, situational questions, and attitude/motivation questions.

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Questions like the candidate's qualifications, such as educational level, industry experience, and previous experience. Delve deeper into the information provided.

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Questions regarding typical situations that may arise in the position, such as prioritization skills or conflict resolution and how the candidate has responded in similar situations in the past.

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These questions give you an insight into the extent to which the candidate is passionate about the job they are applying for, as well as what they value in an employer and workplace.

Structured Interview

Once the method and type of questions have been determined, it is possible to create a structured interview that can be used when conducting an interview. If multiple individuals are recruiting candidates for the same position, it is important that all candidates have the same opportunities to be assessed on equal terms. Having a structure through the method and type of questions that all recruiters can follow also reduces the risk of candidates having different opportunities in a job interview.

Being well-informed about the job profile before a job interview and listening to the answers during an interview is essential for you as a recruiter. It is just as important as preparing the questions to be asked. In this case, it is especially crucial to have a structure in a job interview so that there is room to listen to the candidate's answers and possibly ask relevant follow-up questions.

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