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Suggestions for Questions to Help Screen Job Candidates
Thought I' throw this out and see if I could get some good ideas. I'm looking to hire someone in the next few weeks, and the job is going to require a pretty interesting mix of technical competency, artistic creativity and organization and communication skills. In these trying times, any job posting is flooded with applications, qualified or no, and what I'm hoping to try and do is ask some simple, non-obvious questions on the posting that might help me easily reduce the pool a bit. The trick, though, is that I'm looking for things to ask that require some creative thinking but that aren't easily Google-able, like for instance "Why are manhole covers round?" That might work well in an interview, but it's too easy to fin the answer before submitting an initial job application.
One example of the kind of thing I'll be asking (in addition to all of the regular job posting nonsense):