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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, 3rd Edition by Paul Falcone

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For Openers

Inviting Questions to Launch into the Formal Interview

If the icebreaker questions set the mood, then a smooth transition into the first formal interview questions will go a long way in cementing a spirit of trust and transparency between the hiring manager and the candidate. Not all of the questions that follow need to be asked at the onset of the interview; some can be saved for later in the process, toward the end of the meeting. Feel comfortable experimenting with some of the following questions to gauge candidates’ responses and ensure your own comfort with the timing and placement of the questions throughout the interview. At least one or two of these questions, however, serve as logical introductions into more in-depth conversations ...

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