How do you know if the applicant you are interviewing has the characteristics and
skills you are looking for? Try asking questions that will prompt the candidate
to give you specific examples.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; Attention to detail; Articulate
What is the person's speaking style? Are the answers to your questions clear, organized
and to the point, or does the person drone on with needless explanations? Is there
enough detail to get the point across or are the answers vague and indistinguishable.
Does the individual offer writing samples freely?
Commitment to extraordinary client service. Hard-working; Flexible; Strong work
How do clients describe this person? Is it possible to get a reference from a client?
How has this person ‘gone the extra mile.' What will happen if overtime is required
at the last minute? What hours does this person work and/or bill?
Strong organizational skills
How does the person prioritize their work? What kind of systems have they created
to improve operations?
Self-starter; Ability to work independently, and as part of a team; Resourceful
How did this person learn to do their job? What resources did they use? What will
happen when they are given an assignment that they have never done before? How does
this person get their job done? Do they have assistants? Who else is involved with
the finished product? What is their role in the project?
Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple, changing priorities while meeting
What is a typical day like for this person? If you hear words like unstructured,
chaotic, busy and/or hectic you will know that the person is used to working under
How does this person get their work? Is their boss organized? If not, the person
is probably used to shifting gears often. How does their boss' management style
affect their work?
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