Finding the right executive candidate who fits into your organization is tough, but if you learn some of these interview tips, you may find yourself weeding out candidates who once looked good to you. You can tell a lot about a person and how they perform under pressure in an interview. Let’s review some things that you may not have considered asking during the interview process.
What Would You Change?
This is a superb question to ask a potential candidate. What would you change about our operation? This is an example of a question that is not overly important in terms of answer, but thoughtful responses show a certain level of critical thought before the interview. Do you want to know or hear more from someone who hasn’t thought about your business in a critical fashion, or do you want to hear more from the candidate who really got to know the company before they came in for their interview? It is a simple question, but it can shed some serious light on the quality of candidate you are interviewing.
Ask About Their Current Job
Have them tell you what they like or dislike about their current position. If the candidate has a lot more dislikes than likes, you may not want to hire them. Negativity only breeds more negativity. Of course, you need to hear them and see if their complaints are valid or petty, but it comes down to what kind of personality you think will gel with your team. Do you want to focus on positivity or negativity?
Sell Me on Our Company
You’re hiring an executive; they are going to be representing the business in some capacity. They should be able to effectively communicate the services and operations of the company. The responses to this request will also be indicative of how much they actually know or cared to find out about you before their interview.
These are a few interview tips that may help you find better executive candidates. Contact us for more interview tips.