If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. Here are a few questions to pose to potential new hires (from the book, Advisory Leadership:
- What motivates you?
- What are you passionate about? (Finding out what people are passionate about and why is a great window into someone's personality.)
- What are you telling your family/spouse/partner about our company? (This question often takes candidates off guard and results in some often very honest answers.)
- What did you enjoy most/find most challenging in your last position? (There are no right or wrong answers, necessarily. This question is a great assessment of the candidate, especially when considering certain roles.)
- What opportunities do you see for yourself here?