5 of My Favorite Interview Questions

It is a very difficult time to find good employees these days. The unemployment rate is extremely low, business is booming, and everyone is fighting for the same talent. Still, you need to make sure that whoever you hire is a good fit.

Here are 5 of my favorite interview questions to try and dig a little deeper:

  • What is your single best trait or Super Power in one word?
  • If I asked somebody else, “He is a very good guy, but…”… what would they say?
  • What stresses you out?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time? This one is particularly good if it is related to the job they are applying for…do they love it so much they even do it in their spare time?
  • Why do you want to work here? And a follow up…based on your knowledge of the current opportunity in the market, if you were our CEO, what one thing would you focus on?

Give ’em a whirl. You can’t always vet perfectly, so some will slip through the cracks that shouldn’t have, but hopefully some of these questions help a bit. Any others that you really like, please share.

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