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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, 2nd Edition by Paul FALCONE

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14 Reference-CheckingScenarios: Professional/Technical Candidates

THE REFERENCE-CHECKING QUESTIONS that follow will allow you to continue in your quest to gain third-party, objective information regarding an individual’s ability to excel in your company. Bear in mind, though, that critical queries for professional and technical candidates go beyond what are listed below. These queries are useful and practical in terms of gauging candidates’ historical work patterns and providing future insights regarding optimal management techniques. However, they necessarily lack the specific details unique to your industry or discipline. Only you can develop adequate questions to measure a candidate’s specific performance in a number of given areas.

For example, ...

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