683917_hardisk_searchAsking new questions of your employees may not be something you actively think about, but in all honesty, you need to make sure you’re updating your questions to relate to your company so you can get the best talent possible. The best talent doesn’t always mean the person who is most experienced, but it does mean the person who is the most qualified for the job. To find that person you have to ask the right questions, some of which are below.

What Have You Accomplished in Your Life?

Not everyone who comes in the door of your office is going to be the most experienced person in the industry. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to be the best person to hire for the job, because often you’re looking for attitude and not experience. So when your interviewee sits down to talk to you about why they’re qualified for the job, ask them what they’ve accomplished instead. Hear what they are proud of.

Where Are You Going to Be in Eight years?

Some people are just looking for jobs that will get them through the next few years, and some are looking for careers. You probably want someone who is looking for a career because otherwise you may have to go through the dreaded hiring process every few years, which isn’t a fun process by any means. Let them tell you whether their career ideas match up with what you’re looking for in an employee.

The interview process can be your most powerful tool to find and secure new talent. However, just like any tool, you need to know how to use it properly.