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- On August 20, 2012
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Questions about General Past Job Performance or Experience
Employment Pre-screen, which is done by recruiters, is generally focused on important things such as the past job duties of the applicant, gaps between his employment and unemployment period and his reason for leaving his last job – whether it was termination due to misconduct, company restructuring or voluntary, to name a few. The goal of the recruiter is to evaluate the individual’s general past job performance or experience in order to determine if the person is the best candidate for the position he is applying for.
Hiring best practices then dictate that the recruiter must know the right questions to ask during employment assessment in the form of interviews.
The following questions are some must-ask questions during interviews:
–What was your last job? Can you describe in detail your specific duties for the company you worked for?
–Did you make mistakes while working for your previous company? If so, what did you do to correct these mistakes?
–Why do you want to join our company and leave your current job?
-Can you remember some of your specific achievements in your previous job? What were they?
-Do you have customer service skills? How do you demonstrate them?
-Do you believe that we need to continue advancing in terms of our work skills? Why do you say so?
-How would you describe your relationship with your present colleagues?-Were you part of a team that engaged in downsizing of operational costs in your previous job? If you were, what actions did you and your team take to downsize operational costs?
-Do you think you left an impressionable mark on your supervisor?
-Was your old position similar to the one you are applying for now? If not, have you held a similar position at any point in your past employment?
-What is the most important insight that you have learned from your previous job?
-If could change two things about your previous jobs, what would it be?
-How would you describe your supervisor?
-What types of clients have you handled?
-Do you possess the traits that are essential for the job that you’re applying for?
-Are there any lessons that you might have learned from your previous jobs?
-How would you describe your typical working day?
-Do you believe that your past job positions have prepared you for the job that you’re applying for now?
-Which part of your previous job do you consider as most important?
-What are your special skills?
-Have you worked on or initiated major projects in your company?
-Do you have rapport with your supervisors and/or your subordinates?
-How would you define excellent customer service?
-What is your greatest strength and how do you think will it help you with your job?
-Do you read literature or materials that are related to your job?
-What made you decide to quit from your last job?
The above questions underline general past job performance and are standard interview questions recruiters should ask applicants during the interview. Since it is the recruiters’ job to search for employees who can not only deliver grace under pressure but also come up with win-win solutions to conflicts, it is important for recruiters to ask the right questions.
Up next, Standard Interview Questions on the Applicant’s Personal Goal!