Any coach or recruiter has a few favourite questions to ask the candidates. The purpose of the questionnaire will be to find out the skills and abilities of the job candidate, whether he will perform well, how he works as a team member or under pressure, etc.
The best questions
There are many types of questions and the chances are that the candidate has already prepared the answers. Here are the five most intelligent questions that can be asked:
1. Where would you like to be in ten years? This is a question that will inquire whether the future employee's will is to advance in his or her career, or they are seeking personal stability and don't want to move up to a better position. This question is usually answered in a very standard way by the candidates, in addition to having the answer prepared in advance.
The answer that the recruiter expects to get will most likely be something like the employee would like to have progressed in those years to some position of special responsibility within the company, to have collaborated to fulfill organisational goals, etc. If you want the employer to value your sincerity, the correct answer could be to increase your standard of living by getting promoted.
A smarter, more specific question in this regard might be: What skills do you think you will have developed in those ten years that will help you to progress in your career?