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Thursday, November 4, 2010

the magic interview question gets featured on ABC News

Regular readers know what a fan I am of this magic question to ask your interviewer:

Thinking back to people who have been in this position previously, what differentiated the ones who were good from the ones who were really great?

I have now spread the gospel about it to, and it's mentioned in this story (at the end).


Heather said...

Just wanted to share that I asked this question in my 2nd interview at my current company and she was super impressed. I then asked this to the VP of our operating group and he appreciated it as well! Awesome question!

My second favorite is one that I believe you also suggested: 'What type of person/worker would NOT be good at this position'

Suzanne Lucas said...

Congrats! That is an awesome question. I'm glad ABC picked up on it.

Anonymous said...

It's true, everyone loves this question!

Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain that this question is what led to me being contacted by an organization I had previously interviewed with this summer contacting me last week and inviting me to apply for a newly opened position.

Anonymous said...

As I told you before in an email, I think that this question got me my current job! It is a great question although I hope everyone doesn't start using it now..

Alysia said...

Since reading it here, I always ask this question. I also always ask the interviewer what they love about their job. What keeps them coming back to this company day to day instead of looking elsewhere. I had an interviewer tell me they hired me because of that question once.