The following interview questions are totally stupid:

• Tell me about yourself • What are you strengths and weaknesses?
• Why are you leaving your current job? • Why should we hire you?
• Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
• Why do you want this job?
• And many other SUBJECTIVE questions…

The key word dear recruiters, is “subjective.” If you are asking subjective questions, then it implies that you are expecting ideal answers that match with what is already in your mind. This is highly detrimental to qualitative hiring.

These are the standard questions we have been asking for the last 100 years. Candidates know these questions, and will anyway rig the answers in a political correct manner. The internet is full of perfect answers to these subjective questions.

Please think out of the box. Steer the first-round interview questions in a manner that assess the overall uniqueness of the candidate for the open role. This means not just limiting the questions to their education and experience. More on this in our successive posts. But it’s imperative that recruiters revolutionize the candidate-screening protocols.

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