Interviewing is no easy task. But asking the right questions can help you sort out the star candidates from the low performers.
There are three types of questions that can help you get an in-depth understanding of your candidates: skills-based, behavioural, and situational.
Skills-based questions are directly related to experience with tools, technologies, and industry standards. They help you find the difference between theoretical and practical knowledge.
Behavioural questions show a candidate’s aptitude and approach to a task, based on past experience. They are useful for revealing soft skills like trustworthiness, attitude, and work ethic.
Situational questions give you the chance to see how a candidate would react to specific scenarios in your office. They give you a sneak peek into a candidate’s instincts, confidence, and decision-making abilities.
To help you compare the three types of interview questions (and get a few samples questions for each) we put together this handy infographic:
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