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In the second part of our series of questions that you can ask an interviewee to get to know them better, we concentrate on the questions that will help you determine the candidate’s attitude and approach.
This is a really good question to get an understanding of the candidate and how they think about their priorities. As there isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question, it is good to understand their motivations by finding out who they look up to. Their answer might be a celebrity, relative, friend or successful business person but whomever it is, this question can give you an insight to the candidate.
This question alongside question 1 can really help you understand the motivations and attitude of the candidate. Would they want to travel the world or would they like to start their own business? As with question 1, there isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question but it can help you understand their mind-set.
In any live business environment mistakes can, and will, happen. It’s therefore important to know that the candidate understands this and you get to know how they would deal with it. Did the interviewee acknowledge the mistake, take responsibility for the error and work hard to resolve the issue? Also crucial as part of this question is to find out what steps the candidate took to ensure that the mistake didn’t happen again.
In any organisation, not everyone is going to get along with one another all of the time. This question looks at this situation and allows you to understand how the candidate dealt with it.