What better interview questions to ask a job applicant than those about the criteria employees are actually evaluated against when it’s time for an annual performance review? And what better way to evaluate a job applicant than against that same criteria? Here are two examples of how you might take a performance review metric and turn it into an interview question or use it as an evaluation tool.
Performance Review Item: Communications Skills
Interview Question: Tell me about a time you convinced a boss or a coworker to undertake a new project or do something another way.
Job Applicant Rating: On a scale of 1-10, how well did the applicant communicate ideas and experiences?
Performance Review Item: Meeting Goals & Objectives
Interview Question: On a scale of 1 – 10, on your last job, how successful were you when it came to meeting you weekly and/or monthly goals? What would it have taken for you to be able to give yourself a higher number?
Job Applicant Rating: On a scale of 1 – 10, was the applicant on time, dressed properly, and well-prepared?