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How Follow Up Questions Help Interviewers

Asking follow-up questions can help you gain valuable insights unique to each candidate – don’t feel like you have to stick to your pre-written list of questions!

Here are some strategies for using follow-ups in your interviews:

✓ If your original question wasn’t answered fully, you can rephrase it and ask again.

✓ Use follow-ups to focus on unique skills or experiences mentioned by candidates to get more details about their qualifications and capabilities.

✓ Ask candidates follow-up questions about specific steps they took to achieve past accomplishments.

✓ Follow-up questions allow you to get past the surface level and dig deeper into candidates’ backgrounds to learn more about their performance, passions, values, and skills, allowing you to better predict future performance.


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