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Eight crucial questions you must ask when you conduct interviews

by , 07 May 2014
Your recruitment drive will fail if you don't ask the right interview questions. And this means you'll have to start all over again to find the right candidate. To ensure this doesn't happen, continue reading to find out the eight questions you need to ask when you conduct a job interview. Use them and hire the right person the first time around.


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Eight questions you should ask during a job interview

The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management recommends you ask your candidate these eight questions:

1. What can you tell me about yourself?

2. What can you tell me about your qualifications?

3. Why do you want to work for this company?

4. Do you have any special areas of expertise?

5. Why do you want to leave your current position?

6. Are you willing to travel?

7. Do you have the right to work legally in South Africa?

8. Do you have the required license to do this job? (This is especially important when interviewing a pilot or driver).

That's not all. There's one thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to these eight interview


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You need to mix these eight interview questions with competency based questions

The reason?

This will help ensure the candidate doesn't misrepresent himself.

If you include competency based questions such as 'tell me about a time when you faced conflicting deadlines, how did you cope', you'll force the applicant to call on his experience.

Be sure to check out Recruitment: The Complete Guide to get a list of competency based questions you can ask, in addition to the eight questions we've given you so you can get the right person for the job.

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