Interview Questions To Get Candidates Excited & Engaged

Interviews are a two-way street. You want to find the right candidate for the job. However, you also want to engage the candidate and get them excited about working for your company. Especially, if you think they are the perfect fit.
One good way to engage a candidate is to ask them some thought-provoking, non-work related questions during the interview. Not only are they fun to answer, they’ll spark an interesting conversation between you both.
More importantly, the candidate will walk away feeling more connected to you and your organization because you took the time to get to know them rather than ask basic interview questions. People want to work for companies that take a personal interest in them and their ideas.
Here are ten “out of the box” questions to ask:
  • What’s your favorite quote?
  • What’s the last interesting thing you read?
  • What was the last gift you gave to someone?
  • What inspires you?
  • Who’s the person who had the greatest influence on your life?
  • What advice would you give your younger self?
  • If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
  • If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive who would it be?
  • Who would you want to be trapped in a foxhole with?
  • What is your favorite word?



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