With all of the interview prep available for individuals these days, how can you tell if the candidate you are interviewing is fudging the truth or being genuine? It’s no secret that with the rise of the internet, resources for interview-prep are abundant. Even the weirdest interview questions have responses readily available if you google them before-hand.
So how do you avoid hiring the candidate who aces the interview, but turns out to not be such an ace at the job? According to the Harvard Business Review, asking behavior-based interview questions will be a better indicator of who will perform well at the tasks necessary for the job. The thought process behind this is that future behaviors are best predicted by an individual’s past behaviors. To determine these past behaviors, asking more innovative questions will best shine a light on candidates that are stretching the truth.
To learn more about these interview questions, read “Interview Questions That Hit the Mark.”