IT Management Slideshow: Job Interview Quiz: Do You Know The 5 Questions to Ask?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-17-2011
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Job Interview Quiz: Do You Know The 5 Questions to Ask?

Job Interview Quiz: Do You Know The 5 Questions to Ask?

Question 1: "If we hire you, you'll have access to digital confidential data. If you saw an arrest warrant for a friend of yours fly over a screen, what would you do?"
At this stage of your career, you may have interviewed dozens -- or even hundreds -- of IT job applicants. And, let's face it, sometimes you've strained to come up with fresh, insightful questions that help you truly gauge how a candidate will perform once they're on the job. In order to distinguish winning contenders from the rejects, you must present focused, intelligent inquiries designed to provoke compelling response. Valuable performers, after all, must deliver more than simply a printed resume listing tech degrees and certifications. Getting a sense of those critical intangible qualities, however, is a bit of a puzzle. If you stick to the script that HR distributes, you'll never reveal the inner essence of a prospective job candidate. (How often have you hired someone who said all the right things to scripted questions and turned out to be a total dud?) What you need are open-ended conversational explorations that offer useful revelations into personality and skills. Exclusively for CIO Insight, Dice.com presents the five questions you should ask that will determine the true make-up of your job candidates. Take the quiz to see if you're asking the five right questions, and expecting the five right responses, in your interview process. These five questions and answers were provided by Alice Hill, managing director at Dice.com, after consultations with 16 professionals in the tech community. Dice.com is a leading career hub for tech professionals:
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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