In contrast, ACM has a great article written by Jayne Mattson on what HR recruiters are looking to answer. She says they are trying to determine the following:
- Can this person do the job?
- Will he do the job
- Will he fit in with the company culture?
Credit: Massachusetts Employment Law Attorneys
To answer those, a series of questions will be asked of the candidate/job seeker. Mattson shares information on the "question behind the question" that recruiter is asking in a job interview. Below are the interview questions, Mattson's reflection on each question is available at the ACM link (goes to Mashable).
- As you reflect back at your last position, what was missing that you are looking for in your next role?
- What qualities of your last boss did you admire, and what qualities did you dislike?
- How would you handle telling an employee his position is being eliminated after working for the company for 25 years, knowing they would be emotional?
- How do you like to be rewarded for good performance?
- Can you give me an example of when your relationship with your manager went off track and how you handled it?
- When a person says “I have integrity,” what does that mean to you?
- Can you tell me about your experience working with the generation X or Y?
- What are the three qualities you admire about them?Do you think age discrimination exists in the job market and if so, why?
- Can you convince me you are the most qualified person for this role based on what we have discussed?
- As you look at your previous companies, can you describe in detail which company culture did you excel in the most and why?