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