New Interview Questions: Assessing AI Experience

By: Ron Bower

InterviewPath has responded to the new reality and widespread accessibility of artificial intelligence (AI) by adding over 30 interview questions to our database.

Forbes recently reported on data from The World Economic Forum estimating that AI will replace 85 million existing jobs and create 97 million new jobs by 2025. Are you appropriately equipped to interview candidates to fill those jobs?

And, while there are still widespread questions and concerns about the data quality and ethical use of AI, it is clear that AI is here to stay — and it’s going to rock the future of work. So, let’s make sure that we are all ready to effectively interview candidates!

As AI continues to reshape our workforce and revolutionize many industries, the demand for AI talent and expertise has skyrocketed. As a result, businesses are facing an ever-increasing number of applicants with AI-related skills and knowledge. To effectively assess the AI skills and knowledge of candidates, it’s important to ask the right questions during the interview process. The Harvard Business Review has reported that behavioral interview questions can predict job performance with up to 90 percent accuracy.

"We are experiencing an unprecedented wave of AI advancement, innovation, and adoption. Soon, every role—regardless of function or technical demands—will need to understand AI and how it can be used to reduce costs, increase revenue, and keep businesses competitive. It's never been more important for managers and leaders to effectively interview for AI competency across all business and technical roles to move their businesses forward,” according to Mike Kaput, Chief Content Officer for the Marketing AI Institute, and co-author of “Marketing Artificial Intelligence: AI, Marketing, and the Future of Business.”

Eight (8) InterviewPath competencies now have questions created specifically to enable hiring managers to assess a candidate’s awareness, experience, and results with AI. You can currently find AI-related interview questions supporting the following competencies:

  • Change Champion

  • Communication

  • Creativity

  • Critical Thinking

  • Decisiveness

  • Professional Development

  • Resourcefulness

  • Strategic Vision

We believe there are several reasons why asking the right behavioral-based interview questions is crucial when assessing a candidate’s knowledge of AI:

  • Identify genuine knowledge and experience

  • Evaluate technical and problem-solving skills

  • Assess industry knowledge and insight into recent and evolving trends

  • Determine communication and collaboration skills in support of the technical knowledge

  • Minimize the impact of juiced-up, AI-generated resumes, cover letters, and interview answers

A resume is nothing more than a sales tool, applicants telling you exactly what you want to hear. AI-generated resumes make that even more prevalent and harder to identify. Asking the right questions, not just interviewing a candidate, is paramount to your success. Are they really who they say they are, and are they truly a fit for the role? These are the things that proper interview questions help identify!” stated Jason Morris, Co-Founder/Partner at IQubed Advisors and the former Founder, President, and COO at EmployeeScreenIQ.

Buckle up! And prepare yourself and your organization for the fast-moving and significant changes AI is bringing to the workplace.

The addition of these questions brings the InterviewPath database to 1837 thought-provoking interview questions supporting 66 competencies. If you want to learn more about the simple, powerful, and ridiculously affordable solution to generate custom interview guides, check out or reach out to [email protected].