Questionnaire: Forecasting Candidates’ Performance Potential
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Questionnaire: Forecasting Candidates’ Performance Potential

The nature of interview questionnaires depends upon the industry for which candidates are being considered. This article would get you acquainted with the general questions asked during the interviews. First, it is imperative to know what qualities the interviewers probe under the auspices of structured and unstructured interview questionnaires.

The HR specialists aim at measuring the following.

  • Communication skills
  • People management skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Responsibility acceptance
  • Capacity to work hard
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Decision-making ability
  • Attitude towards life
  • Technical knowledge
  • Job-related skills
  • Intelligence quotient
  • Logical reasoning
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Level of compliance

For the candidates of all industries, the usual interview questionnaires include the following questions.

  1. Did you face any difficulty reaching here?
  2. Could you tell me something about yourself and your family?
  3. Tell something about your current job.
  4. Why are you looking to change your job?
  5. What do you know about our company?
  6. Share your job description at your current job.
  7. What is your biggest professional achievement by now?
  8. How do you perceive your targets?
  9. What is your objective for this year?
  10. What is the biggest challenge in your life?
  11. How do you plan your work activities?
  12. Tell something about the difficulties you normally face with your colleagues.
  13. Are you willing to relocate?
  14. What have been your failures do far?
  15. Can you impress us with the job related technical knowledge you have?
  16. In traffic lights, what color follows the yellow light?
  17. Justify your suitability for the job you are being interviewed for?
  18. What are your hobbies and extracurricular activities?
  19. Which sports inspire you more?
  20. Where do you see yourself after 10 years?
  21. Which book has influenced you so far?
  22. How can India and Pakistan settle the Kashmir dispute?
  23. Name three of your qualities you are proud of.
  24. How do you deal with conflict situations?
  25. Who is your favorite personality?
  26. Do you like literature? How would you relate literature with reality?
  27. Do you intend to improve your qualifications in the future?
  28. How many countries have you visited so far?
  29. How are you working on your weaknesses?
  30. What extent you are satisfied with your life?

Irrespective of the industry, all the interview questionnaires are developed on the basis of known types of questions, which include

  • Word-of-warning questions
  • Interactive questions
  • Open and closed questions
  • Multiple questions
  • Leading questions
  • Probing questions
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