Recently, the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) contacted top business leaders to ask the question, “What ONE question do you wish potential employees would ALWAYS ask you during an interview? Why?”
Here are their answers:
1. Why wouldn’t I want to work here?
“I think this question frames transparency on both the potential new hire and her future boss. It forces both people to have an honest look at the challenges that accompany the job, rather than just the benefits of it. And for the hiring manager, it shows that the interviewee is willing to make an honest assessment of her abilities and desires to complete the prospective work.”
— Michael Costigan, Youth Leadership Specialist
2. Who doesn’t buy from you, and why?
“This question exemplifies the candidate’s desire to understand the product/service, an awareness of varying target markets, a rational approach to sales, an understanding of the necessity of sales and a willingness to ask bold questions. It can positively impact her strategic approach.”