Most hiring managers know that in order to hire the ight person for your team, you need to ask questions that go far beyond just finding out what their technical qualifications are. You need to know what skills they have learned in real life, a proven track of them taking initiative to learn more and expand their knowledge in It. Here are a few IT questions to ask a hiring candidate in your next interview so you can go far beyond the resume and really learn about the next candidate.
1.) Ask how they go above and beyond
One great question that will help tell you if a possible candidate is going to be constantly trying to improve themselves is to ask where they are learning new things. A great way to phrase this question is to ask "what online resources do you use to help you do your job?" Their answer will tell you if you are serious about their growth or are not engaged.
2.) Ask them to explain something to you in simple terms
In order to get a feel for how well they really know their stuff, ask a candidate to explain something to you as if you have never done anything technical in your life. Not only will this tell you how well they know their stuff, but how well they will be able to explain processes to your clients.
3.) Ask them what they think important qualities are
A question such as "What qualities do you think are most important in an IT position?" will help reveal to you how seriously they take the role and what they believe they could bring to the table to help improve the company. It will tell you how passionate they are about the job. Look at the candidate who is passionate, has relevant certifications, and who values paying attention to detail.
4.) Get a hint of their personality
Ask a question like "what three words would your friends use to describe you?" this will give you an inside look into their personality traits and will help you decide on a candidate that not only brings the right technical qualifications to the position but who has a personality that will fit in well with the rest of the people in your work environment. On the other hand, it also helps to rule out the candidates that may not be a good fit for your office space.