What kind of questions do I include in the Job Application Form?

Look at the requirements for the position. 

Convert each requirement (or the most important ones) in a question which enables you to filter the best candidates. 

Try to make closed questions which forces the candidate to make a choice. By including answer-options, you will be able to differentiate between the candidates.

Clic on the DEMO Edit Questions in Step 1 to see and try out different type of questions/answers combinations. 


Multiple choice questions and questions where the answer is a (range of) numbers enable you to filter the best candidates. Open questions can give you good information, but as you cannot filter with those answers, they are mainly useful when you do not expect a lot of applicants.


For example: You look for a program assistant with at least 5 years working experience in Central America, preferably with a development agency and/or a Non Governmental Organization.  ASK: - How many years do you have working experience as a Program Assistant?; How many years do you have working experience as a Program Assistant in Central America? How many years do you have general working experience in Central America? (NUMBER QUESTIONS)


For example: You need someone who has experience in managing large teams. ASK: You have managed teams of up to a)4 pp b)10 pp c)16 pp  d) more than 16 pp  e) 0 pp  (MULTIPLE CHOICE, 1 ANSWER)


For example: You look for someone who needs to have a minimum of 2 years experience in sales, account management, project management and logistics - events organisation.  ASK: In which of the following areas do you have a minimum of 2 year experience? a)sales; b) account management; c) project management  d) logistics - events organisation (MULTIPLE CHOICE, MORE THAN ONE ANSWER IS ALLOWED)

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