Hiring is one of the most critical aspects of being a leader. In order to have an effective hiring process,
there is some important preparation that needs to be done. You are the VP of Talent at your company
and you are preparing to interview candidates for an open position, Based upon the job description, you
will identify a set of key competencies for the position, and develop a set of questions that enables you to
interview candidates for those competencies.
For this assignment, you will create a Hiring Sheet, based on a job description for a position at your
current organization. The Hiring Sheet will include a set of 10 interview questions based on the
competencies needed for that role. You will then test out the interview questions by writing 2 answers
from imaginary candidates.
To get started, find a current job description for a position at your organization. Follow the steps below to
create a Hiring Sheet for this position:
• Step 1: Identify Key Competencies.
o Select 5 key competencies for the position. Select 3 competencies from the Sample
Professional Competencies list below. Create 2 more competencies of your own.
• Step 2: Rank the Competencies.
o Rank the competencies you selected in order, from the most important (1) to the least
o Explain your rationale for the ranking.
• Step 3: Create Interview Questions.
o For each competency you selected, develop 2 questions for use when interviewing
candidates. In each case, one question should be behavioral and one question should be
o Your final list of questions for the position will contain 10 questions.
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