I’ve collected these comments over the years and place them her for reference. Many thanks to those who have interviewed me, those who’ve partnered with me on interviews, and the Corner Office column of the New York Times.
* What do you know about this company that make you want to interview for this job?
* If I hire you, what is your 100 day plan?
* Where do you want to be five years from now? What are you doing now to get there?
* What are you expert at? Passionate about?
* What are you going to do for our company that we’re not doing now?
* Tell me about a time in your career when you were most excited, energized, and passionate. Tell me about a time when you were most frustrated.
* What are you most proud of?
* Tell me about your best supervisor?
* What brought you here? What is your story?
* In what ways do you display courage? Couriousity?
* Why are you doing this work?
* If you look back on your career in 25 years, what do you hope to have accomplished?
* Tell me about a time when you were part of a team that failed. Was was the goal of the team, what was your role, and why did you fail?
* Imagine I’m chatting with your current boss. “I hear your interviewing [your name] for this great position and she’s wonderful, but . . .” What would come next?
* What do you consider your natural strengths?
* What will be your biggest challenge in this position? How will you be successful?
* What have your learned about our corporate culture so far?
* What three things would your colleagues say about you? Your subordinates?
* Over the last 2-3 years, what have your done, outside of work, to make your self (your community) better?
* What animal best correlates with you and why?
* What skills have you developed for use outside the workplace? How might you use them here?
* Why do you want to leave your current job? What don’t you like?
* What question do you wish I had asked?