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5 Best Interview Questions to Gauge a Job Applicant's Potential December 11, 2019

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5 Best Interview Questions to Gauge a Job Applicant's Potential, Lincoln, Nebraska

Job interviews can be challenging for everyone — not just the applicant. As a job recruiter, it's up to you to decide if someone is a good fit by asking the right questions. The following questions can help you get a good start on the interview process.

What Interview Questions Should You Ask?

1. Why Should We Hire You?

This question will help differentiate the applicant. Listen to how they explain their credentials and see if their experience will make your job easier. Note whether they show enthusiasm about their past work, as that may provide an insight on their demeanor in general.

2. What Frustrates You?

This question is similar to asking, "What is your biggest weakness?" but focuses more on their personality. If the candidate mentions an issue they will interact with frequently on the job, they likely won't enjoy working in that environment. 

3. Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

job recruiterAmbition is a quality you want in an employee because it shows they'll go above and beyond on the job. Take note of any skill-based answers or career ambitions like being a manager or running a company.

4. What Would You Have Changed if You Supervised Your Last Position?

As a job recruiter, it's essential to know how your employee speaks about people they dislike or about a situation that makes them uncomfortable. This question will help with future conflict resolution and help you understand how the candidate will interact with other employees. 

5. Do You Have Any Questions?

This question is also more about tone than their response. If they don't have any questions, this shows a lack of interest. A great candidate will ask about the company and its challenges or they will ask to elaborate on one of your answers.


Work USA Inc. in Lincoln, NE, is a job recruiter agency dedicated to helping local businesses with their hiring needs. For over 20 years, they have screened potential employees from all over the United States to make sure the most qualified candidates are interviewed for any position. Visit their website to post a job opening, or call (402) 474-9675 for more information about their recruitment process.

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