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PN Personnel’s Top 10 Questions employers should ask

on Wednesday, 01 May 2019. Posted in Our News

PN Personnel’s Top 10 Questions employers should ask

As recruiters, we ask a LOT of questions.  It’s what we do and what we are good at.  It is a skill to know the right questions to ask to be able to learn as much as you can from the person you are interviewing.

Whilst we select from a long list of questions when conducting interviews, we thought we would share with you our Top 10.  These broad questions are designed to engage conversation between the interviewee and yourself, to qualify the interviewees skills and establish a rapport between both interviewer and interviewee.

If you haven’t reviewed your interview questions for a while, now is the time to update…

1 – What appeals to you most about this position?

2 - What one skill makes you the most qualified for this position?

3 – Why are you leaving your current employer?

4 - In your career so far, what has been your proudest work achievement?

5 – Tell me about the biggest challenge you have faced at work and describe how you overcame it.

6 – Describe your ideal work environment where you can perform at your best?

7 – What skill would you like to improve and do you have a plan to do this?

8 – What are your career goals in the next 12 months or more?

9 – Is there anything we would need to be aware of before you started work with us?

10 – What questions do you have for us?

PN Personnel uses many different lines of questioning when looking to recruit a new employee for your business.  If we are recruiting for your vacancy, we will provide you with some suggested interview questions tailored specifically to your vacancy for you to use in your own interviews.  These tried and tested questions are designed to engage the interviewee so you can learn as much as you can about them to determine their fit within your team, based on their skills and their personal attributes. 

Asking the right questions is key to securing the most suitable person, so ask us to assist.  If you are looking to recruit, contact us on 06 356 6091.

Nicola Burton-Stroud

Nicola Burton-Stroud

Recruitment Specialist

Nicola’s interest in recruitment was sparked in her last role working for a large education-based provider. Prior to this she spent 15 years in a government department working her way up to a leadership role.

Meeting people, building solid relationships and understanding human behaviour are skills which have drawn Nicola to PN Personnel.

Her ability to effectively communicate and find common ground with both Clients and Candidates allows her to ascertain the individual requirements and drivers to successfully deliver recruitment solutions. Nicola has the knack of asking the right questions to fully understand a position, person and business.


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