by Steve Bruce
Always go after behavior during your interviews. The best-qualified candidate may be miserable, grumpy, and complaining. You don’t want that in a coworker. On the other hand, you don’t want a happy-go-lucky accountant, either.
Here are some suggestions for interview questions:
- Describe your typical workday from start to finish.
- What was the last thing you did to make your job easier?
- What have you done to reduce costs or save time in your current position?
- Tell me about your last workplace evaluation.
- Give an example of how you adapt to change.
- Give an example of how you solved a specific problem.
- Give an example of your creativity at work.
- What is the biggest misperception of you?
- Describe something you have done that shows your commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction.
‘Please Sue Me’ Interviewing Horror Story
A lawyer tells of one manager he encountered who was proud of his cleverness in interviewing young ladies. He asked them, “Are you going to be ‘in the family way’?” He hadn’t mentioned the word “pregnant,” and he thought that meant he was legally in the clear.