What new interview questions are you asking today that you didn’t ask prior to the recession?
As you (prepare to) interview potential new hires, what new interview questions are you asking today that you didn’t ask prior to the recession?
What single project or task would you consider the most significant accomplishment in your career so far?
If you are a reader, what are you currently reading and why did you pick that book? Describe your musical tastes. Do you play any instruments? What weekend activities do you typically schedule with family and friends? — Mike Chambers, J&B Acoustical, Mansfield, Ohio
Do you have any pending workers’ comp claims?
Do you now or have you ever work for NSA, CIA, FBI or one or more of the myriad other agencies or corporations or individuals spying on the “privacy” of Americans?
It doesn’t make a difference what questions are asked, everyone is already conditioned to tell you what you want to hear. Ironically though, they’re not concerned about your line of questions, they’re only concerned that you answer correctly to their line of questioning, namely, “How much do you pay?” What time is coffee break and how many do I get a day?” “You know—I don’t load materials?” “Do you reimburse for travel expenses?” Now, if you answer these questions (and a few others) satisfactory enough, then they will agree to work for you.
Do you have any of your hand tools left?
Are you on Facebook?
What do you do on your own, on a daily basis, to ensure you leave the job safely?
Do you have any field time?
Have you ever worked for a competitor of this company?
Have you ever walked off a job?
Have you ever been injured on the job? If the answer is yes, I ask them, “What have you changed about your work habits to make sure you won’t be injured in the same way again?”
If you didn’t have a job in construction, what would you be doing?
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