I am going to have to borrow some of these questions for when I'm interviewed. I especially love the first one. What are people thinking about and wishing they could change.
Questions I ask:
And one that I have definitely stolen from elsewhere:
Oh, and I forgot my favourite question:
Have you looked at what the take home test you require does for the diversity of your candidates?
Most interviewers don't have an answer for this, or try to deflect and say it has no effect, without having anything to back up the claim.
Now I've never issued a take home test, so don't have any data to look at, but I would be interested to hear from people who have looked at how take home tests change their applicant pool.
I like your restriction to one skill. I think I'll add that to my set of questions the next time I'm interviewed. I'll start with that one and then ask the question again without the constraint.
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