When hiring for leadership positions, interview questions may be different from front line positions as the skills may not be as obvious on the candidates resume, according to the Society of Human Resources. By asking more thought-provoking questions, hiring managers can really dive deeper into leadership qualities. Examples of questions include;
“Rank the jobs on your resume, from favorite to least." – This question requires the candidate to think through their career and explain what they enjoyed in their positions, as well as their least favorite.
"What's your greatest failure?" – By asking the candidate to describe their greatest failure, they are providing insight into how it shaped their career, their level of risk taking, if they take responsibility for it and how did they move past it.
Don’t forget to always structure job interview questions that are consistent for the open position. For more interview questions for leadership positions, as well as questions that can/cannot be asked, send an email to email@example.com