Are You Asking The Best Interview Questions?

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Best Interview Questions: A Guide from Client to Candidate.


When it comes to hiring new talent, developing an efficient, respectful, streamlined interview process is critical.

Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.

Having a list of random interview questions can lead to a lengthy process. This is a quick way to lose a great candidate.

The best interview questions warrant answers that relate directly to your position and company culture.

Candidates want to feel as though they are contributing to the conversation. Not just a review of their resume.

Read on to Learn More.

Best Interview Questions

  • How would your current supervisor describe your work ethic?

    • Answer: You want to understand how the candidate views the opinion of his current employer. This question tells you about the candidate’s interaction with his current or previous supervisors.
  • Describe your ideal work environment.

    • Answer: The candidate’s response tells the client whether their work environment is in-line with the candidate’s needs. This will help the interviewer decide whether the potential employee is a good fit for their culture. You don’t want to hire someone that prefers to work alone, if the company primarily works in teams
  • Describe a time when you had to overcome an obstacle that prevented you from accomplishing a goal. How did you approach the situation?

    • Answer: This will paint a clear picture of the candidate’s past performance. You’ll obtain information about their problem-solving skills and you’ll also learn about what the candidate considers an obstacle.
  • What are the three most important skills that you would bring to our company if we hired you?

    • Answer: This answer will tell you what is most important in their professional skill set. You’ll also learn how the candidate views your open position.
  • What are the first three tasks you’d like to complete if hired here?

    • Answer: You’ll gain an understanding of what the applicant believes to be important, their understanding of the requirements of the position, and their thought process in a new situation.
  • Why are you leaving your current employer?

    • Answer: You’re looking for what the candidate values or needs from an employer. You’ll determine what prompted the job search. Is the candidate running towards a more successful future or are they running away from an unsuccessful professional experience?


While interviewing is a difficult process, keeping a list of our Best Interview Questions on hand can help ensure that you’re hiring the right candidate.

To learn more about the best interviewing practices and how they can benefit your company, contact Crawford Thomas today.

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