- What’s the most interesting thing about you that’s not on your CV?
- What’s the biggest misconception your colleagues have about you and why do they think that?
- What has to happen during the course of the day to make it a good one at work?
The first question cuts through any previous preparation – most candidates are only prepared to talk about their CV, so you’ll get honest answers and, from the best, the kind of titbit that transforms a part of the process into a real person.
The second question is basically to gauge the candidate’s level of confidence and self-perception – and their answer should form the foundation for your professional reference checks, because the value of both, like an alibi, lies in both sides’ having matching stories.
The third tells you everything you need to know about whether or not the things that distinguish your opportunity from an identical job at your competitors – values, expectations and work style wrapped up into one seemingly simple question.