We tend to make interviewing too one-sided, whether we’re looking for a job or looking for someone to fill a job. Too often we’re so busy learning about the other person that we fail to learn about ourselves.
“Where do you want to be in 5 years?” is a great question to ask a potential job candidate, but it’s an even better question to ask yourself – and to ask about your company. How often in the day to day rush of work will you get that chance or have that future brought to mind?
One of the best fruits of the hiring process is the process of being questioned. You may not find the candidates you want, but if you get inquisitive ones, you’ll at least have to face questions which (when answered) will make you and your company better.