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August 18, 2007 / Toby Dayton

5 Great Interview Questions

Taken from Men’s Health Magazine:

1) When were you exhilerated about your work?

2) What major mistake from your past do you not regret?

3) What’s your favorite movie?

4) What’s a misconception people have about you?

5) In 5 years, how will you justify having taken this job?

[tags]Great Interview Questions, Job Interviews, Preparing For Job Interviews, Identifying Great Candidates[/tags]

2 Comments

  1. Recruiting Animal / Aug 19 2007 4:56 pm

    TOBY what’s so great about them? Movie? So what. How do you know what you’re going to be thinking five years from now.

  2. Toby Dayton / Aug 20 2007 8:36 am

    Alright….maybe great is a little strong, but I thought they were somewhat interesting and better than most of the interview questions people recommend asking. I liked the movie question because it’s slightly offbeat without being ridiculous. I also happen to like movies a lot and think the types of movies people enjoy say a lot about the person. As far as projecting where you’ll be in 5 years…..of course no one knows. The point with most ‘where-will-you-be’ questions is to see how well people can think ahead, how planned their career path is, how detailed their thinking is, how rigid or freewheeling they are, etc. What I like about the 5th question in the list is that it’s a future-looking question but brought back to the current job opening. I just thought it was an interesting twist to an over-used question.

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