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As a small business, you probably don’t have the budget flexibility and time to invest in lengthy hiring processes. You must elect an efficient, streamlined, optimized plan for attracting and retaining top talent. While sourcing gets them in the door, the interview is that critical juncture where you can make a lasting impression on your candidates and get them thinking about how their ideas and experience will mesh with your business. At the same time, you’ll also want to ask probing, incisive questions to get to the meat of your candidate’s background. Here are our top most common interview questions, borrowed from some of the most successful firms in the world:
Keep in mind that you never want to lead with polar questions — those that can be answered with a yes or no. The point of the interview is to get a good feel for the candidate; how they perceive themselves and their colleagues, if they’re natural-born leaders, if they have a five-year plan, etc. It’s also a good idea to run your interview questions by a legal department to ensure you’re using appropriate language and not discriminating against or singling anyone out.