Interviewing Employees: The Do’s and Dont's
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General Questions an Employer Should Ask in the Interview Process
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There is no one single set of questions to ask in any interview. Obviously, different jobs will require different questions. You wouldn’t post a job for a chef at a restaurant and ask the candidates if they can write computer code; however, if you’re hiring a database designer, you would ask what types of computer code they can write.

In short, an interview is generally the best way for the employer to get a sense of what the candidate is like. Every person is different with a unique personality, and as such, every interview will be slightly different. However, there are general questions that every employer should ask a new candidate regardless of the job description.

Questions to Ask (if asked equally to all candidates)

  • Can you perform all the functions of the job?
  • Can you meet the job’s attendance requirements?
  • What are your professional certifications, if any?
  • What is your educational background?
  • What is your job experience in this field?
  • Do you use illegal drugs?
  • What makes you the best candidate for this job?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Etc.
Next, we’ll go over some questions to avoid in the interview process.