Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it’s one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you like to ask, like those asked by these company founders and CEOs.
What is your favorite interview question? To find out, we asked the Inc. community on LinkedIn to provide their favorites, as well as their reasons why. Below are some of the responses; go here and here to see them all.
1. “What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?”
The answer can be personal or professional. What the candidate accomplished isn’t as important as how — and why. What were the hurdles? What were the roadblocks? Did the candidate seek help? Does the candidate credit the people who helped?
The answer also can provide insight into how the candidate defines “hard,” and how their perspective align with the challenges your business faces.