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The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published
Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take a catastrophic toll on your success. Most seasoned CEOs say that founders should be spending as much as 50% of their time early on getting the right talent in the door.

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Questions for the Important Traits

Grit- ask on how determined a person in pursuing his dreams.

Rigor- ask if there was a time he considered a data to make a decision.

Impact- ask for what he have co...

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When asking questions on the candidate's unique contribution..

Probe: give me an example…

Dig: who, what, where, when, why and how on every accomplishment or project

Differentiate: we vs. I, good vs. great, exposure vs. experti...

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Applying STAR questions

SituationWhat's the background of what you were working on?

TaskWhat tasks were you given?

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Anne Dwane - Village Global

“The most powerful way to construct a job description is to clearly communicate that unyielding, consistent learning is a core part of the job.”

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Is your candidate an adaptable learner?

Start with this question: What motivates you and what do you want to do next?

Then ask:

  • What have you started?
  • How would you describe yourself in your own ...

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Culture Fit

Culture Fit

is about  finding people who share the high-performance work ethic and belief in the company’s mission. If they don't, then they aren't fit.

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Bust Bureaucracy Before It Starts

  • Let them shine first. Let the candidate share a project they are proud of to have a sense of what excites them.
  • Then make them uncomfortable. Ask them about experiences o...

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Criteria for Hiring the Best Product Manager

  • Intellectual ability
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Effectiveness within the company culture
  • Knows what users want
  • Strategic/Analytical Thinking
  • Techn...

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Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

EI means the mastery of emotional competencies. 

That includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

Questions to Measure EI in interviews

  • How do you establish trust? An environment with trust promotes higher working engagement
  • If you worked for your top competitor, how would you beat yourself?  This question could show the candidate's ability to put the good of the organization ahead their own pride.
  • Can you use a belief statement to explain the value of what we offer? Ask a belief statement that gets at the heart of what an organization or team offers.

What you should not say

  • Starting with something personal like family or hobbies, or launching into your life story.
  • Sharing the problems with your current job.
  • Summarizing your resume, point-by-point....

Craft an elevator pitch

  • Spend some time reviewing the job description in the recruitment ad for the position and research the company.
  • Prepare a short script that highlights the skills, strengths and expertise you have that make you especially qualified for this particular position. 
  • Explain the reasons you’re applying for this particular job. Focus on career-related motivations.

Your purpose to the question

Your purpose to the question "tell me about yourself" is to give just enough details of yourself to spark the interest of the interviewer.

Answering this question gives you a great opportunity to spotlight the skills and experience that make you the ideal candidate for the job.

Conduct the Perfect Job Interview

  1. Truly understand what you need and and tailor everything in your selection process finding the perfect person.
  2. Determine how you will find the perfect person to fi...