The goal of the interviewer is to find the right applicant for the job. Successfully accomplishing this task depends on selecting productive interview questions. Design interview question that will enable you to assess the attitude and aptitude of each employee.
The Professional interviewer will avoid asking questions such as:
Yes or no questions, they should be avoided because they obtain very limited information.
"Inch" questions require a one word answer generally of little benefit.
Loaded or leading questions should be avoided because they suggest a correct answer, you want to know what the employee is thinking, not give him or her answers.
Instead ask open ended questions, questions that require more than a yes or no answer. Note some examples below:
Why do you want to work here?
What are your strengths?
What are your weakness?
Why should we hire you?
What make you think you are right applicant for the job.
How will we benefit by hiring you?
Another approach is to ask the employee to describe how he or she dealt with a situation or performed a skill in the past. Note some example below:
Describe a difficult situation or task you had to deal with?
Give me an example of you performing under stress?
Describe a situation where you had to think outside the box?
Give me an example of your successfully managing or leading others?
Give me examples of you working with people of diverse backgrounds?
Describe a situation where you had to effectively use your communication skills?
Selecting the right interview questions will very according to the type of job opening, each company's needs are different. However, selecting the right questions will indeed give you plenty of information to help you choose the best applicant for the job. Happy Interviewing!