Seven Sure-fire Job Interview Questions

You have a prospective employee who looks good on paper, so you've scheduled an interview to see if they're the person you've been looking for. What should you ask them?

The folks at suggest using these open-ended questions to fill in the blanks and find out if your good candidate would be a good employee.

1. Tell me about your recent work

2. What is your understanding of this position?

3. What strengths would you bring?

4. What weaknesses?

5. What specific skills, computer and otherwise, would you bring to the position?

6. What types of job responsibilities do you find most rewarding? Most frustrating?

7. What management style do you prefer:  Frequent supervision? Hands-off?  Something in between?

The candidate's answers to these questions should give you a good sense of who they are, and what they will contribute.