Baraja Recruitment

Screening

Explain your current situation

What are your career goals

What are you really good at professionally? Please give examples.

What are you not good at or not interested in professionally? Please give example

Why do you think you are suitable for this role?

Who were your last 5 bosses, and how will you they each rate your performance when we talk with them (1 is low, 10 is high)? Why?


Top grading - early years

Who were key influencers in your early years?

What were you known for back then?

What were some of your biggest highlights and lowlights during your education years (e.g. high school, college, graduate school, if applicable)?


Top grading - last employer

What were you hired to do?

What were your priorities? What did you accomplish, and how?

What were mistakes and lessons learned?

Who was on your team? How were those relationships? (Hiring, firing, developing team)

Primary manager's name?

How did your manager rate your performance?

Strengths your manager might mention?

Weaknesses your manager might mention?

What were your reasons for leaving?


Top grading - 2nd last employer

What were you hired to do?

What were your priorities? What did you accomplish, and how?

What were mistakes and lessons learned?

Who was on your team? How are those relationships? (Hiring, firing, developing team)

Primary manager's name?

How did your manager rate your performance?

Strengths your manager might mention?

Weaknesses your manager might mention?

What were your reasons for leaving?


Top grading - 3rd last employer

What were you hired to do?

What were your priorities? What did you accomplish, and how?

What were mistakes and lessons learned?

Who was on your team? How were those relationships? (Hiring, firing, developing team)

Primary manager's name?

How did you manager rate your performance?

Strengths your manager might mention?

Weaknesses your manager might mention?

What were your reasons for leaving?


Top grading - future goals

What are your future career goals


Top grading - summary

Strengths?

Risks?


Scorecard - success

The purpose of this interview is to talk about [area of focus for this interview]. Let’s talk about some examples when you have succeeded in this area. What was the situation?

What did you do?

What were the results?


Scorecard - failures

Let’s talk about some examples of when you did not succeed in this area. What was the situation?

What did you do?

What were the results?


Reference check

Relationship of candidate to referee? What job and dates did the candidate work?

What were they really good at professionally? Please give some examples.

What were they not good at or not interested in? Please give some examples

How would they rate the candidate's performance (1 is low, 10 is high)? Why?