So I'm about to start doing job interviews for a position that involves tax and compliance matters. This is a first for me so I want to make sure I do it right. Any advice as to what questions to ask or just general interviewing advice? It's the type of job that they can be trained to do and don't necessarily have to have a lot of experience for (althought experience is a plus).
But the biggest thing is that I need someone who's organized and is detail oriented. I know those sound like generic qualities but can't afford to hire someone who's sloppy. Lots of mistakes for some jobs just mean that your boss gets upset and you have to re-do something. For this job, it means things like tax penalties. How do you find this out in a candidate without doing something like this:
Me: So would you say you're organized and detail-oriented?
Candidate: Oh yeah. Definitely.