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HRTV: Interviewing for the best fit

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Singapore – First impressions go a long way, and some times, asking the right questions during an interview can score you the best fit for your organisation.

“Interview questions should always be tied back to the competency of the role, in terms of previous experience they have had which can enable them to add value in this position,” Paul Endacott, Singapore’s managing director for recruitment firm Ambition, said.

He advised recruiters to talk candidates through specific scenarios, such as past situations and challenges they have faced, and the actions they took to overcome them. He said this would then provide employers with a much better understanding of the interviewee.

He said competency-based questions could include “Give me an example of where you have had to drive a change project in your current role, and what were the difficulties faced?” or “Are you a self starter? Give examples to demonstrate this”.

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Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

February 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

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