Having a list of questions that you ask all interviewees will ensure that you will be able to judge everyone fairly and so get the best person for the job. It will also ensure that you don’t forget to ask them something important! Here are some examples that may help you:
Why have you applied for this role?
Why are you looking for a new job?
What made you choose this career?
What strengths and qualities do you think that you could bring to this role?
Tell me about a difficult situation at work and how you handled it?
What are your greatest career achievements so far?
What are your long term career objectives and how do you plan to achieve these?
What are your most important career rewards that you expect?
Which motivates you more – the money or the job?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Who do you think our main competitors are and how do we compare?
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
How would you describe yourself?
How would your friends describe you?
How would your manager describe you?
What gives you your greatest motivation?
Why should we hire you?
How do you determine success?
What do you think you need to do in order to be successful here?
What do you think you can contribute to this company?
What qualities should a good manager have?
Can you describe two or three achievements that have given you satisfaction?
If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for?
How do you work under pressure?
What do you know about this company?
What have you learned from your mistakes?
How would you deal with an angry customer or colleague?
Can you describe how you have turned around a bad result?
What makes you angry?
What concerns do you have about this job?
Can you describe your perfect job?
What other roles have you gone for?
Can you explain you current role to me?
What style of management do you work best with?
Do you have any questions?