Asked by Tommy on May 14, 2018
Answered by Brittany, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on May 14, 2018
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on May 16, 2018
It's difficult to pick a specific question. However, the most impressive questions I have received are the ones that I can tell the candidate put a lot of thought in to. As a recruiter, I often receive very generic questions. This is okay because I'd rather a candidate have at least 2-3 questions instead of zero. But I appreciate questions that tie back to the conversation we had to show the candidate was really listening to what I said. I also appreciate questions that show a genuine interest in the company and show their long-term commitment. Such as asking about my career path so they can gain an understanding of the career projection and long-term growth for an employee.
When asking questions during an interview, it is also important to understand who you are talking to. I have received questions from candidates that I am unable to answer as a recruiter because they are very specific to the job or to other information I do not have access to in my role. It's okay to ask a question that someone cannot answer but don't continue to ask similar questions if the interviewer tells you they are unable to answer.