Have you ever feel troubled to interview the Generation Y? Being an employer are you still stick with the old interview questions like “Tell me about yourself and why do you want to work for us, etc..”?
You might be losing a potential candidate by asking the same old questions. Not only the interviewee but also interviewers also should adapt the trends and move with the trends.
Here are 3 interview questions an employer can ask to the Facebook Generation.
What will you do after your computer system becomes corrupt when your shift just started?
With the social media becoming a lifeline of Millennial, they now share their day-to-day activities among their friend circles. They can read online, play online games and it becomes very worthwhile to know how one feels when detached from the virtual world. This is the only way one can analyze how much initiative they can be in problem solving. Internet has become the most favorite tool for research, real world connection, and communicating with the others including person who is sitting in a nearby cubicle, proofreading simple mathematics and write-ups. This question can easily be hit in the head of your candidate.
What’s the habit of researching the contents read on social media?
The social media generation in the past used to re-share information which others have shared as news, famous person, quotes or exclusive repost of the celebrity break-ups, reports and so on. Do the researchers know the timeliness and reliability of such information? Are the users curious to check what their fellow friends are sharing? Do they only share things that are very unbelievable? Such questions related to the social media trend assist you in analyzing whether a candidate is analytical. They also help you in understanding how they make decisions based on the feelings or relevant information.
Question regarding the sharing trend in Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest
It helps you understand whether candidate is interested in the keeping track of what is the trend among the others in the loop. Do they have an ability to engage their friends on their wallpost? Are they interested in sharing and commenting on what seems interesting or do they just ignore them. This gives you a glimpse of social attitude and the online culture.
What do you think about these ideas? Are you agreeing with it or not?