Finding the best person for an IT position requires more than just matching up skills with job requirements. These questions will help you determine how well a candidate can really meet your needs. Hiring IT staff is a difficult task, and too many IT leaders leave it solely in the hands of HR. Here are 10 questions you can ask potential IT hires -- and an explanation of what each question can tell you about the candidate. Useful to hirers and candidates.
1: What are two or three major trends affecting the IT industry and how do you see them affecting the profession?
2: Tell me about a time you were asked to perform a task or project you didn't understand
3: Tell me about a time you were asked to do something you've never done before (new technology, different type of project, new industry, etc.)
4: Do you get bored easily?
5: What types of activities would you expect and prefer this role to entail?
6: Where do you want your career to go and what skills would you like to learn and develop as our employee?
7: If you could make two or three changes at your former place of employment, what would they be?
8: Ask a case question
9: Ask a "tough employee" question
10: Ask about a hobby or interest (if it's mentioned on their résumé)
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