When running an interview there are a few things you are trying to achieve. You need to know how good this person is at their job, how well they will fit in your team and if they reflect your company values.
There are a number of generic interview questions people typically ask, but what about more creative ones?
Here at Swanstaff we ask a number of the following questions in our own interview process. Not only do they help us to ascertain the candidate’s suitability for the role but they also create great talking points to help us get to know them and see if they would be a good fit for the team.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that’s not included on your CV?
Who was your childhood hero and why?
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
What is your best memory and why?
If I gave you £10,000 what would you spend it on?
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced, not work related?
How would your closest friends describe you?
What was the last thing you watched on TV and what made you decide to watch it?
If someone wrote the story of your life, what would it be called and why?
Teach me something I don’t know in the next 5 minutes.