When you think of a story regarding interview question, the first thing that comes to mind are ways to answer those questions to get the job. As a potential new hire you never think that the person interviewing you may have a problem with coming up with good questions to ask you.
If you are one of those people that sit on the hiring end of the table here are a few questions you may want to ask your next future employee.
- What is the one thing that drives you?
Face it, no one will give their all to a job they hate. The person you want to hire should be excited about what they do for your company. Their drive and passion will motivate them to give their all every day.
- Are you a self-starter?
You have a company to run and you don’t have time hold your employees hands. A self-starter will jump in where they see something needs to be done. This person is reliable to start and finish a job.
- Do you know how to take ownership?
Everyone has an off day sometimes. When something doesn’t go quite the way you thought it would, then you have to own up to your mistake. If this person is willing to own up to their mistakes then they will be an asset to your company.
- Are you a hands on person?
Some people are really good at delegating task, which is a really good quality. But sometimes you just have to get in there and make things happen. That person who doesn’t mind getting their hands in there and doing the job will build moral for the other employees. As others see that this person is willing to help when needed they will be happier to have that person on their team.
- Can you challenge my ideas?
I don’t want to be the smartest person in the room and the same should be true about your company. Hiring people that are good in their field will make your company grow by leaps and bounds. Allow this person to respectfully challenge the status quo so that everyone is free to think outside the box.