Finally, be sure the round out your interviews with behavioral questions, as candidates’ past behavior tends to be a pretty good predictor of how they’ll act in the future. Any of the following question prompts should get you started:
1. Tell me about how you handled a situation where you had to work with a difficult colleague.
2. Describe a time where you made a major mistake and had to think on your feet to come up with a solution.
3. Tell me about a past situation where you had to juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines.
4. Tell me about a time where you had to put in significant effort up front and then wait a long time for success.
5. Describe a situation at a past job where you had to take initiative.
6. Tell me about a time when you received criticism and how you reacted to it.
7. Share with me a past situation where you had to work with colleagues or team members who were very different from you.
8. Tell me about the project you’re most proud of from your past work history.
Obviously, this isn’t a comprehensive list, and you’ll want to modify or exclude some of the questions above based on your company’s needs.
If you have other interview questions that you’ve used in the past to hire rock star marketers, share them in the comments section below.
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