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APPENDIX B

Targeted Interview Questions

This appendix offers a bank of interview questions you can use to extract the information you need from job applicants. Remember that you cannot make a good hiring decision without good and sufficient information about the applicant. And a bad decision will cost you and your company plenty. The questions are arranged according to category.

Introduction

What attracted you to our company (this position)? How did you hear about the job opening?

Learn about a Candidate’s Current or Most Recent Job

How did you get your present job?

What are (were) your areas of responsibility?

Describe a typical day in your current (most recent) position. What do you find most satisfying about the job? Why?

What do you find ...

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