seven Types of interview questions

Personal Development

By Kay Fitzgerald
Last Updated November 24, 2020

Do you ever wonder what the main types of questions are?

The top seven questions might actually surprise you


Because it's just not about knowing the questions ... it's also about understanding why they are asked.

Talk to me about
the best part of
your last job?

#1 DOOR OPENER

what types of roles are you good at?

what did you really love doing in your previous role?

Explore what drives a person to do
what they do.

#2 ENCOURAGING

 You are clearly really good at what you do.

You did very well there.

#3 AFFIRMATION

Here's a great way to encourage trust.

Help me understand how you approached that task?

what are the good parts of your current role and what are the not so good parts?

#4 OPEN QUESTIONS

what do you know about OUR COMPANY?

What are your key strengths?

#5 CHECKING         

WHAT'S ANOTHER WAY YOU WOULD APPROACH THIS TASK?

DID I HEAR YOU CORRECTLY THAT YOU APPROACHED THE TASK THIS WAY?

What criteria did you use?

#6 CLARIFICATION 

A great way to dig a little deeper!

how did you know what to do in that situation?

Why do you think that happened?

#7 Probing

use these questions to find candidates that stand out from the crowd because they will add more value to the company.

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