The latest thinking, news and events from the world of Recruitment

Ask These 5 Questions in an Interview


Interviewing is tough. To help our readers ask the right questions, we reached out to Carole Martin, The Interview Coach and author of the book Boost Your Hiring IQ, a fun and interactive quiz that helps objectively determine whether the person you’re interviewing is the right person for the job; and Sherry Jordan of Sherry Jordan Coach. Jordan grew up in family businesses, and for the last 20 years has been coaching high performance executives, small business owners, solo entrepreneurs and professional teams to success.

Here are the five go-to questions:

1. Why do you want to work here at this job and company?
If you receive a “cliché answer” it’s not a good sign, says Martin. Because, it’s most likely your candidate is saying the same “cliché line” to every employer. A good answer would be “specific” to your company, industry, or field. The candidate should show an interest in this position, your company and what industry your company supports.