Interview questions. 

Published on Sep 9, 2020

I was browsing the internet yesterday when I cam across this piece. I loved the writing and the questions. These are the types of questions I like to ask my family and friends and see a lot of value in them. I am going to attempt to answer these here and encourage anyone reading to try and do the same. 

Character question no. 1: “What are the one or two traits from your parents that you most want to ensure you and your kids have for the rest of your life?”  

1. Determined
2. Family oriented.

Character question no. 2: “What is 25 times 25?”  

625 but I would use my calculator if it was harder. The point of this question is to see how someone reacts to a difficult question. I will let people know if I don't know something. 

Character question no. 3: “Tell me about three people whose lives you positively changed. What would they say if I called them tomorrow?”  

Pretty personal questions but I think my close family - are already more than 3 people whose life I know I have positively changed. There are a few people I know that I hope I have positively impacted. I will need to think about this more to have specifics I could bring from cache memory.

Character question no. 4: After an interview, ask yourself (and other team members, if relevant) “Can I imagine taking this person home with me for the holidays?”  

This one is hard. There are few people that make me feel comfortable enough to invite to their home for Christmas as I am an introvert and don't talk about personal things - especially with strangers and at an interview. I will likely fail at this even with people I am currently working with. My Christmas list folks are a small group and I want to keep it that way. Many things go wrong in a group for me. 

Character question no. 5: After an interview, ask security or the receptionist: “How was the candidate’s interaction with you?”   

This is the type of thing I look for in other people myself. How do people with power handle people without power. People's relationship with power is an indicator of character to me. I hope that people working as security or receptionist would notice something positive in my interaction. I think it is the right thing to do - beyond an interview.