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Do Your Employees Have the Skills They Need for Tomorrow? Five Interview Questions to Ask

Working from home has brought soft-skills into even sharper relief. Companies value people skills, communication aptitude, and personal initiative more than ever. That’s not changing anytime soon. The World Economic Forum recently identified the top 10 job skills for 2025. Among the list:

1. Active learning and learning strategies

2. Complex problem solving

3. Creativity, originality, and initiative

4. Leadership and social influence

5. Resilience, stress tolerance, and flexibility

Here are five interview questions to assess a candidate in these key areas. Doing so can make sure your organization gets the people it needs today to tackle the opportunities of tomorrow.

1. How do you stay up-to-date in your field? How do you integrate new knowledge into your current practices?

2. Describe a situation when you encountered an unexpected challenge with a project. How did you approach a resolution?

3. Tell us about a time when a conventional approach wasn’t advisable for a project. How did you innovate?

4. How do you respond to colleagues who disagree with you?

5. Describe a time a project you were working on fell apart. How did you respond?

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