“What is your greatest strength?”
“Name a time you faced a challenge at work.”
You’ve probably asked these generic questions more times than you’d like to admit. The problem isn’t just that they’re passé—it’s that candidates can see them coming a mile away and they’ve prepped predictable answers to your predictable questions.
You don’t want to ambush candidates, of course, but derailing them from rehearsed responses can reveal new insights into their personality, instincts, and soft skills—like the ability to think on their feet and manage unexpected challenges.
Here are ten intriguing interview questions