Icebreaker interview questions you should be asking. (by Lindy Alexander for SEEK)
While icebreaker questions may be dismissed as idle small talk, the first questions hirers ask candidates can set the tone for the entire interview. Icebreaker questions also have a significant impact on helping a candidate feel comfortable.
Research has found that taking a few minutes to build rapport at the start of an interview can have a substantial influence on hirers’ perception of candidates. Not only do icebreaker questions help candidates get comfortable for the interview, they are also a way of informally gathering information about individuals.