Conducting Effective Job Interviews

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To get the best impression of a potential employee during a job interview, you must ask the right questions and make sure your questions are strong. The questions you ask should prompt more than just a yes or no response.

Examples:

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Are you pleased with your career so far?
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What are your career goals and how do you plan to accomplish them?

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Did you find it easy to work with your former supervisor?
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In what ways did you and your former supervisor think alike? How did you differ?

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Do you work well with people?
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What do you believe are the important factors in maintaining positive relationships in the work environment?

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Can you take criticism?
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How do you react when someone criticizes you?

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Can you make difficult decisions?
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What do you do when you have to make an important or difficult decision?

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Do you get along with co-workers?
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When you have problems with a co-worker, how do you go about getting it resolved?

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Do you think you can handle the responsibilities of this job?
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What strengths will you bring to this position? What do you believe are your weaknesses?