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Candidate Prep Questions

By hire-up-staffing in Industry Resources

( Remember, some and probably not ALL of these questions will need to be asked)


  1. What are the responsibilities of this position, and which are the most important? What is the #1 priority for this position
  2. What would be my first project? What obstacles would prevent me from reaching these goals?
  3. What results are expected of this position?
  4. What are the limits of my responsibility and authority?
  5. What problems and opportunities are associated with this position? How are you currently addressing this problem?
  6. In your opinion, what specific aspects of my background make me right or wrong for this position?
  7. What support or training is available to help me fulfill my charge here?
  8. Will I have subordinates? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  9. Who will be my superior and what are his/her strengths and weaknesses?
  10. Are there any projects in progress for which I will inherit responsibility? What is their history and status?
  11. What are the goals of the company and my department?
  12. What criteria will be used to evaluate my performance? When are evaluations scheduled?
  13. What can you tell me about my peers in this company?
  14. Why did my predecessor leave this position?
  15. Why did you come to work here, and why do you stay?
  16. What advancement can a person expect in this company after doing this job well?