Some questions need to address the issue that is often uncomfortable for both employer and job candidate to discuss: money. Whether direct or indirect, the answers you are seeking to discover are related to the value of the job candidate.

  1. What salary are you seeking?
  2. What is your salary history?
  3. If I were to give you the salary you requested but asked you to write your job description for the next year, what would it say?
  4. What are you looking for in terms of career development?
  5. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
  6. What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
  7. If I were to ask your last supervisor what kind of additional training or exposure you needed, what would she suggest?
  8. How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?
  9. How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?
  10. What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
  11. If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
  12. If you had only one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
  13. When have you failed? Describe what happened and what you learned from it.
  14. What’s one thing you would like to do better?
  15. What’s your plan for improving?


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