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7 Go-To Interview Questions for Savvy Entrepreneurs

7 Go-To Interview Questions for Savvy Entrepreneurs
From Recruiter - September 15, 2016

1. What Was the Worst Job You Ever Worked at?

I like asking new hires to describe the worst job theyve ever worked at. Most interview questions focus on the positivesgreat bosses, strengths, and so on. However, you can tell a lot about a person by how they speak of negative experiences, and you can learn a lot about someones personality by how they frame their enemies.

Steven Buchwald, The E2 Visa Lawyer

2. Heres a Problem Were Facing. What Would Be Your Approach to It?

Im a big fan of the five why approach to understanding a problem and why someone thinks the way they think. If someone is looking for a function that requires autonomy (which most early hires tend to be as you expand operations), understanding why someone thinks the way they do and how they go about making the decisions they make is important.

Vivek Narayan, GorMonjee Inc.

3. What Are Three Things Im Good atand Three Things Im Not?

After a candidate has spent about 20-30 minutes with me doing more standard interview questions and has had the chance to ask a question or two themselves, I ask them a very awkward question to find out if they have the chutzpah to speak up and take a chance, how well they can read people, and whether or not they have the ability to follow simple directions.

Arry Yu,GiftStarter.com

4. Are You Nervous?

Asking this simple question allows you to find out if the candidate is being honest by simply reading their body language. If you can tell they arent being honest about this question, whats to say they are honest about business-related questions?

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