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The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

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 contributed to any organization and his inspiration.

Teamwork- ask of his experiences on working with other people.

Ownership- ask for a time when he experienced "injustice".

Curiosity- Ask them something they have learned recently.

Polish- observe on how they keep confidently calm and humble.

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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 contributed to any organization and his inspiration.

Teamwork- ask of his experiences on working with other people.

Ownership- ask for a time when he experienced "injustice".

Curiosity- Ask them something they have learned recently.

Polish- observe on how they keep confidently calm and humble.

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. expertise, participant vs. owner/leader, 20 yard line vs. 80 yard line

Applying STAR questions

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

TaskWhat tasks were you given?

ActionWhat actions did you take?

Results- What results did you measure?

Anne Dwane - Village Global

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.”

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 words?
  • How would a colleague describe you in three adjectives?
  • What current trends are you seeing in your profession?
  • What new things have you tried recently?

The last two questions will indicate that he is determined to learn something new.

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.

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 or times when they were somehow out of control. 
  • Calibrate your results on how the interview went objectively, not subjectively.
  • Watch out for signs of coaching if a person start quoting things from articles or something from your company.

Criteria for Hiring the Best Product Manager

  • Intellectual ability
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Effectiveness within the company culture
  • Knows what users want
  • Strategic/Analytical Thinking
  • Technical background
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

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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.
'So, Tell me about Yourself'

... or some version of that is one of the most fundamental and common questions asked in any first round of a Job Interview.

Hiring managers usually like to ask this question, because it ...

Short vs long answers

The conventional expert opinion is to provide a crisp, 30 second to 1-minute answer to the question "Tell me about yourself", but one minute isn’t enough time to deliver a meaningful response that benefits you as a candidate.

Experts prefer a short answer, as it has less chance of leading the candidate to drift or ramble.

Benefits of a long answer
  • A longer answer to "Tell me about yourself" allows you to provide a useful narrative beyond the résumé.
  • It lets you reveal key motivations that drove your career path.
  • You can shape the interview in your direction.
  • It's an opportunity to stand out from the other candidates.