Since interviews are generally verbal in nature, how does one assess the real character and passion of a candidate? All of it seems like a grey area. This is because most candidates talk their way into a job and hardly fall true to their claims. Performance in an interview is not an indication of performance on the job, which is why it is difficult to analyse if the person can actually execute or not.
How does one identify a ‘talker’ from a ‘doer’? Someone who actually takes charge of the work as claimed during the interview process and does not run away from responsibilities. We have compiled a list of questions that defy the conventional questions asked during interviews, answers to most of them are anyway rehearsed. These should help you understand whether the potential candidate will walk the talk or not!
Here are some questions that will help you better assess a candidate’s real worth: 1. How will you identify problems and opportunities on the job?
New hires seek to identify problems that should be addressed in a new job. You can ask the candidate to walk you through some steps of the process that he has in mind, to overcome problems as well as work out new opportunities. This will help you assess the mindset of the person and how he approaches anything in life. 2. Solve a problem you will face?
Find out the actual capability of solving a problem of the candidate. Give them a piece of paper mentioning the problem along with a list of solutions. Figure out how they approach the problem that will be waiting for them on the first day of their job. Simply talking about problem-solving and actually applying one’s strategic thinking in getting to the base of the issue will help you identify a talker from a doer.
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