Gumption and conviction

Some interview questions to get at the important stuff:

“What grounds you?”

“What are you best at?”

“Tell me about at time you changed someone’s mind.”

“At your core, what makes you tick?”

“What does generosity mean to you?”

Degrees and smarts are nice, but they’re almost easy to come by.   Being the kind of person who drives and leads (no matter what your job title) is much more compelling.

This entry was posted in Hiring and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Gumption and conviction

  1. Gordon says:

    In the past several years we have asked our intern applicants to write their own obituary. This is an excellent way to get at the same sort of deeper refelection. One or two have refused to do it, but that also helps weed them out early.
    Love the blog.
    Gordon Brew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s