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Reader Submission from Lisa

I’ve been a college recruiter for 5 years and have yet to work with a single jerk! I interview a lot of candidates and had to find a way to weed out the potential jerks. I always start with a few off-the-wall questions because I found that this helps lighten the mood and gives me a good sense of their genuine personality. Other recruiters on my team have adopted this approach and we have been able to dodge all the jerks!

If you work in HR or are involved in the hiring process, I definitely recommend incorporating some of these questions into your interviews. They’re a pretty good indicator of personality, interests & hobbies and whether they’ll fit with your company culture.

  • What superpower would you want and why?
  • What were you doing the last time you looked at a clock and realized you lost track of time?
  • What book do you think everyone should read?
  • If you were a drink, what would you be?

These are just a few, but if you have any suggestions, please comment! My team is always looking for more.

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  • Wendi Hay|06.20.2017

    Thank you for this! I love your philosophy and found it admirable that you even purchased the domain name and everything. 🙂 As a way of making sure that I am not a jerk, I plan on reviewing your blog thoroughly! Great job Connectria.

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