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118 Interview Questions You Didn’t Think To Ask

The interview has always been a key component of the hiring process. It’s a chance to meet applicants face-to-face to gage their personality, professionalism, and how they might fit into your company culture.

However, it’s easy to fall into a stale interview routine (asking the same questions over and over again) and seeing the same results.

To help you improve your interview process, Hyrell recently released our latest eBook: “100 Interview Questions You Didn’t Think to Ask.” In addition to sharing 100 awesome interview questions, we also asked HR pros: “What are some of your go-to interview questions?” Here are a few of our favorite responses: 

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Lindsay:   "Tell me about the leader who has had the biggest impact in your career."

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Antoinette:   "How will you best utilize your resources? Why do you think you're the most suitable candidate?"

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Allison:   "Why are you looking to make a move?" 

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Deborah:   "How would your best friend describe you?"

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Victoria:   "What do you enjoy doing the most and what do you enjoy doing the least?"

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Cheryl:   "What was your favorite part of your previous/current position?"

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Emerald:   "Can you provide examples of challenges you faced when working with superiors? How have you dealt with them?"

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Megan:   "What is the biggest misconception that people have about you before they get to know you?"

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Lynne:   "Tell me about a time when you had to make a split second decision regarding safety; and how did you handle it?"

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Jane:   "Sell yourself to me. Why should we hire you?  What makes you our best candidate?"

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Ronald:   "How do you handle "down time" when you're at work?" 

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Charlene:   "What qualities can you bring to this position?"

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Carole:   "We all make mistakes. What mistake has taught you the most?"

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Dee:   "What do believe you could bring to this position that someone else could not?"

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Brenda:   "What do you feel is your greatest strength or ability that you bring to a company as an employee?"

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Leah:   "Tell me about the most challenging colleague with whom you've worked and how did you learn to work effectively with that individual?"

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Donald:   "What would your previous boss change about you if he could?"

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Kit:   "If you make a mistake, what steps do you take so that it doesn't happen again?"

To start picking the right questions to ask in your next interview, download our eBook 100 Interview Questions You Didn’t Think to Ask. (And don't forget to share your favorite interview questions on the eBook confirmation page, or in the comments!) 

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Topics: Interviews, interview tips, interview questions

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