Excerpted with the permission of the author from Chapter Four of A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
One of the best ways to grow and maintain a culture of inquiry is to continually add new people who are naturally inquisitive.
Ask the average company leaders or managers whether they’re interested in hiring people who are good questioners and they’ll likely say yes without hesitation.
Yet, when they interview prospective employees, they often make judgments based purely on the answers given— following the “answers...
The end of the interview is a great chance to make a lasting impression. It’s easy to do that by asking insightful questions that take the interviewer by surprise and that other candidates haven’t asked.
I like to go into...
Guest Post by Jeff Haden
Interview questions: Everyone has them.
And everyone wishes they had better ones.
So I asked smart people from a variety of fields for their favorite interview question and what it tells them about the candidate.
1. Why have you had X number of jobs in Y years?
This question helps me get a full picture of the candidate’s work history. What keeps them motivated? Why, if they have, did they jump from job to job? And what is the key factor when they leave?