13 Best Interview Questions (And Why You Should Ask Them)

top interview questions to ask
top interview questions to ask

Ready to find the perfect addition to your team? Interviews can be tricky, but with the right questions, you can uncover the gems among your candidates. In this article we’ll dive into how to prepare and what to ask to make the most of your interviews.

Then we’ll explore an option that don’t require interviews at all! What if you could skip the hassle of interviews altogether? We’ll share details on how you can choose to go with the alternative of using a staffing agency service like MGR Workforce.

Let’s explore both avenues!

Option 1: Interviewing Your Own Candidates

Preparing for the Interview

Know Your Role: Understand the hard and soft skills needed for the job. What makes someone excel in this position?

Know Your Candidate: Review their resume. What stands out? What experiences pique your interest?

Know Your Goals: What are you trying to learn? Personality? Experience? Culture fit? Future performance?

Picking the Best Questions

  • Reflect on the Role: Match your questions to the skills and personality traits needed.
  • Tailor to the Candidate: Use their resume to craft specific questions.
  • Reduce Bias: Ask a few general questions to every candidate for fairness.

13 Of The Best Interview Questions

  1. Beyond the Resume: “What is something about you that isn’t on your resume?” Why? To uncover hidden gems and personality traits.
  2. Facing Challenges: “What is a difficult work situation you’ve faced, and how did you overcome it?” Why? To assess problem-solving and resilience.
  3. Strengths Spotlight: “What are your strengths?” Why? To understand their self-awareness and potential role fit.
  4. Weaknesses Wisdom: “What are your weaknesses?” Why? To gauge self-awareness and growth mindset.
  5. Goals for Growth: “What are your goals for self-improvement over the next year?” Why? To see their commitment to professional development.
  6. Peer Perception: “How would your co-workers describe you?” Why? To understand their work relationships and self-awareness.
  7. Priority Management: “Tell me about a time when you managed multiple priorities.” Why? To evaluate their organizational and decision-making skills.
  8. Passion Projects: “What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?” Why? To gauge engagement and passion.
  9. Leadership Preferences: “What leadership style are you looking for in an employer?” Why? To ensure compatibility with your management style.
  10. Ideal Company Culture: “What is your ideal company?” Why? To see if your company culture aligns with their expectations.
  11. Career Alignment: “How does this role support your career goals?” Why? To assess their long-term potential and motivation.
  12. Team Dynamics: “What role do you typically take on when working with a team?” Why? To understand their collaboration style and team fit.
  13. Open Floor: “Do you have any questions for me?” Why? To gauge their interest and preparedness.

The Staffing Agency Advantage

Alternatively, consider the benefits of using a staffing agency like MGR Workforce:

  • Time-Saving: Skip the time-consuming process of crafting and conducting interviews.
  • Expertise: Leverage the agency’s expertise in finding the right fit for your specific needs.
  • Quality Candidates: Access a pool of pre-vetted candidates, reducing the risk of a bad hire.
  • Flexibility: Easily scale your workforce to meet changing business demands.

Why Choose MGR Workforce?

  • Industry Knowledge: MGR Workforce specializes in your sector, understanding the unique skills and traits needed.
  • Efficient Process: They handle the legwork from screening to interviewing, presenting only the top candidates.
  • Customized Solutions: Tailored staffing solutions to meet your specific business requirements.

Taking The Next Step – Which Option To Choose?

While preparing and conducting interviews can be effective, it’s also time-consuming and sometimes hit-or-miss. Partnering with a staffing agency like MGR Workforce offers a streamlined, efficient alternative, ensuring you get the right talent without the hassle.

Chat with us to see how working with a staffing agency can make your job easier when it comes to hiring and growing your workforce.

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