Interview questions to ask any candidate

Are you asking the right interview questions? Watch our video to find out the top five interview questions you can ask any candidate (and what to look for in the answers).
 
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Interview FAQs

Hold only as many rounds of interviews as you need — typically one to three interviews per candidate depending on the role. Requiring a candidate to go through multiple rounds of interviews can lead to a poor candidate experience and is often not necessary. According to an Indeed survey, 62% of SMBs report conducting two rounds of interviews before making a hiring decision.*
 
*Indeed survey, n=250

One way to help make your interview process more inclusive and potentially help minimize or reduce unconscious bias is to standardize the interview process. Ask each candidate the same set of questions in the same order and score their answers based on a predefined rubric.

Choose a quiet and distraction-free location, test your connection ahead of time and make sure candidates know how to join the video call. You can also conduct live virtual interviews easily right on Indeed. There’s no software or apps to download, and it’s free* to use for any job you post on Indeed.
 
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