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Ahhh, it would be a looooong meeting...
Not if they are optimized ;) (bad joke?)
#4 seems to be the most relevant question. #7, really? Seems like a time waster.
Agree. It's the only thing remotely close to what a candidate would end up doing day-to-day on the job. For a number of these questions, especially #3 and #7 I think they're intended to be "fun" but could backfire. In an interview, you're trying to sell the candidate on the organisation at the same time as vetting them.
For #5 and #6, "it depends" so you force a candidate to come up with some kind of situation such that they can answer the question. Sure, there's making someone think... but that ^^ is a badly designed question. Better "how would you measure the success of X" or "how do you scale X given Y constraint".
I imagine being interviewed at Glengarry Glen Ross would be something like this.
Here is the timeless issue with hiring SEO's: the REALLY good SEO's are either at an agency where they are banking hard and very well appreciated or are self employed and banking even harder.
If an SEO is out there looking for a job for more than a few weeks you gotta wonder what the problem is.
Apart from all the above questions, what is your best one liner question that you ask to the SEO's at the time of interview that you think is enough to judge his/her knowledge?I took few interviews before and I use to ask "How is social media connected to SEO?"This question is tricky and people always gets confuse & if they end up saying, "Oh well! Google gives more advantage if you have more fans and followers on social networking platforms and that's how it's connected" I use to stop taking interest in interviewing them further.