We’re splitting the question examples into technical roles and roles that involve people skills. There can never be a template for critical thinking interview questions because each position and company differs, so use these as a guide to inspire you.
You’ll notice that the issues listed above are very broad and there’s no right or wrong answer or outcome.
There’s a trend to ask brainteaser questions during interviews to measure a candidate’s response, but please don’t go that route. Asking something like “Jo is one of three children. Instead, you’re evaluating the candidate’s response rather than skill.
Virtually every department has positions that profoundly impact outcomes for other team members, customers, production, sales, your company brand, etc.
Go with examples that are relevant for the job description.
If you are interviewing for a job with a project management component, choose a time when you overcame an obstacle on an important project.
Staff who hold these positions require well-developed critical thinking skills.
When compiling your list of interview questions, go way beyond the job skills or experience needed.
Analyze what the impact of poor decision making in this role will have on existing staff, customers, your brand, and your business as a whole.
Once you’ve isolated the areas of influence connected to the role, you can start compiling your list of questions.