The demand for manufacturing talent is rapidly growing, causing recruiters to rethink their interview questions for manufacturing candidates and overall recruiting strategy. As the job market tightens, it becomes increasingly essential for recruiters to be proactive and aggressive in their hiring methods, yet finding well qualified talent seems harder than ever. Asking the right questions – in the right manner – ensures the very best outcome.
After a very basic scan of incoming resumes, it’s a must for hiring managers to schedule interviews for their would-be employee. But once you get them in front of you, what questions should you ask to determine if they are truly qualified for the intense, hard-working positions you are offering in the manufacturing sector? Resumes aren’t enough to bring out the true qualities candidates offer, but through these questions asked during an interview, it’s possible to gain a considerable amount of information quickly.
The following are important interview questions for manufacturing to ask when screening for your positions. Depending on the position, these questions afford the hiring manager with far more depth than a traditional resume can offer.
Manufacturing teams are a major part of an organization and if one individual on the team is lacking or not doing the job right, the whole team is affected. Recruiters need to screen candidates with a well thought out questions as a part of their overall interviewing strategy. Want to learn more about the current state of talent acquisition in manufacturing? Check out our infographic, “The Manufacturing Landscape.”
Alex Kilpatrick is the Marketing Communications Manager at interviewstream and has been with the company since 2018. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, traveling and spending time outdoors.