Interviewing candidates can give you a sense for a potential employee’s personality and ability to have a professional conversation, but if you stick to the expected interview questions, you might miss the opportunity to cut past the canned responses and gauge how that person might perform in the daily realities of your workplace. Here are some out-of-the-box, yet highly telling, interview questions you should ask candidates to get a better sense of what makes them tick—and if they might fit as part of your team.
1. “If money and education had nothing to do with getting your dream job, what would it be?”
What you can glean from a response to this question is the person’s long-term goals, and how vested they are in the particular job at hand. For example, though the person may not win the lottery and quit, a person whose response is very off from the role for which they’re interviewing probably won’t be someone interested i...(register to read more)