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Old 04-19-2018, 11:03 AM
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Boss just sprung a candidate interview on me at 4pm today... said to come up with some situational questions to see how they would react etc... I hate interviews...

What is your guys favorite question to ASK, and also the best question you have been ASKED.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:04 AM
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Your boss isn't a very good boss. You don't "spring" candidates on people. Companies should plan recruiting efforts, including who interviews candidates, and what questions they ask. Someone should be gathering the answers and getting people's structured feedback.

Big yellow flag for the candidate.
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Crappy thing for your boss to do. But..

Why are manholes round?
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"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"

"Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of you asking me this question!!"

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Old 04-19-2018, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
Your boss isn't a very good boss. You don't "spring" candidates on people. Companies should plan recruiting efforts, including who interviews candidates, and what questions they ask. Someone should be gathering the answers and getting people's structured feedback.

Big yellow flag for the candidate.
My field is very hard to accomplish that, its an interview for a consultant/developer. By the time we did the recruiting efforts on a hot developer they already have accepted a SOW elsewhere. We get presented candidates through the firms/vendors we have overarching contracts with, so we trust them to vet the consultant/dev before presenting them as an option.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:09 AM
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If i gave u a million dollars today what would you do right now with it.

and if you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:12 AM
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as an interviewee I would say avoid the stupid, "how would you handle a conflict" questions.

I doubt anyone has ever honestly said "I'd punch him in the face" LOL
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I go more by how the person acts and look for various indicators.
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Why should we hire you...
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Wide open-ended questions can be fun. Example: "What should I have asked you and didn't?"
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Originally Posted by MonarkBoats View Post
Crappy thing for your boss to do. But..

Why are manholes round?
The covers can't fall in
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
My field is very hard to accomplish that, its an interview for a consultant/developer. By the time we did the recruiting efforts on a hot developer they already have accepted a SOW elsewhere. We get presented candidates through the firms/vendors we have overarching contracts with, so we trust them to vet the consultant/dev before presenting them as an option.
While I understand your answer, it's BS. Any company that knows how to interview adopts a process, trains the employees in interviewing technique, and provides a mechanism to gather the feedback. I worked at a company where I was sent specific questions to ask, as they divided up the list of questions they wanted answers to. This included repetitive questions to see if different interviewers get different answers.

See "Behavioral Interviewing" as an example.
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Resident HR Manager here!

Tell me of a time you were unsuccessful in implementing a process and how did you turn it around to be successful?

Tell me about what you like in a work place?

Tell me about how you dealt with a negative personality at work?

For any accounting/bookkeeping candidate I like asking how much money will fit in a shoe box?

What is your added value to this position?

Why should we hire you?

Take it from there!
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Originally Posted by Garshark View Post
If i gave u a million dollars today what would you do right now with it.

and if you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why.
That's a great question deep into the interviewing process but it has been around for so long it's almost always a prepared answer.

I still as, though.
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Originally Posted by Lobstababe View Post

For any accounting/bookkeeping candidate I like asking how much money will fit in a shoe box?
What's the asnwer you're looking for here? Mine would be "It depends on the form of money. Cash, what are the denominations? Check - as much as you can write the check for.

Or is it a good thing I'm in IT? :-)
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