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Why you should not hire candidates who don’t ask question during interviews

You should know that almost all interviews end with the same question in different forms. “Do you have any questions for me?” As important as this question is you would be astounded to discover that many applicants reply “No”.
The response to this question is important because finding good employees may be hard. Recruiter or interviewer are only limited to key questions that’s focus on the interviewees background, appearance and answers to strategic questions. Sometimes, especially if the questions are not right for the candidate, there would not be enough information for a qualified hire.

Why is the answer to the question important to employers or interviewers?
In simple terms, an interview is a structured conversation between the interviewee and interviewer with the intention to discover what both parties have to offer.
A good feedback in a conversation helps the interviewer identify the following;
• Interest in the organization
As an interviewer this is a great opportunity to find the level of interest of the applicant. Lack of curiosity or engagement with the job interviewer can determine the level of dedication the interviewee has towards that job.
Of course, he or she may be qualified, but you need someone who can add value to the growth of your organization in the long run. Even though you are aware of their interest, their questions could reaffirm their drive towards the job.
• Ensures that the culture and the opportunity is fit for them
They might look qualified but if you don’t pay attention to their personality and interest, you might miss something important. Their questions to you, would be able to inform you about the best role suited for them, their personality, specific interest and major concerns related to the job.
• Qualification of the applicant
You already are aware of the skills and experience of the talent. What you want to know is how far they can go as regards to the job. This can be shown by their inquisitiveness and research on the organization and the industry.

Here are examples of good questions to look out for and why.
Questions about the role – The role, its challenges, leadership styles, skills for success, specific functions and more. This is usually asked in order for the interviewee to understand what he is required to do.
Questions about the company – the company’s development opportunities, departmental goals, challenges, vision and more. This is asked for more insight on the company culture.
Of course, there are more, just stay opened to those who have questions to ask.

Some business owners would say it’s hard to find good people, but they are good people and it is the interviewer’s job to find who is best fit for the role in that organization.
Therefore, in order not to make any mistake as an interviewer, give the job seeker a platform to ask questions and if they don’t ,that should be a thumbs down on the offer. We want a qualified talent that is perfect for the job.

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