By Victoria A. Hoevemeyer
Asking behavior-based questions is the best way to elicit useful information from potential job candidates. There’s a big difference between asking someone how they might handle a hypothetical situation, and saying, “Tell me about a time you….”
By having applicants describe specific situations from their own experience, human resources professionals and hiring managers can better determine whether individuals possess the skills required for the job. But developing such questions can be time-consuming and difficult.
High-Impact Interview Questions contains 701 questions for readers to use or adapt, matched to in-demand skills such as customer focus, motivation, initiative, adaptabilty, teamwork, and more. Readers can go quickly to the particular skills they want to measure and find just the right tough but necessary questions to ask. 172 pages. 2005.