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Ten Minute Guide to Conducting a Job Interview by William W. Larson

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Appendix A. Sample Interview Questions

Here are some sample behavioral questions, along with a few suggested follow-up probes, that you can use in future interviews. Feel free to adapt them to fit your unique situation. You'll also want to expand the number of follow-up probes that you use.

Because these questions are behavioral in nature, there are no right or wrong answers. They're meant to help you discover behavioral evidence of a candidate's ability to successfully perform the job in question.

Remember to use the STAR formula (see Lesson 7, "Structured Behavioral Interviewing: Part 2") to gather the information that you'll need to make an accurate evaluation of the candidate's skills and abilities (situation or task, actions taken, results). ...

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