Who Do They Think Is Successful?

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Our major premise at The Employee Testing Center is:

“The more you know about someone BEFORE you hire them, the better your hiring decision will be.”

Many of these Hiring Tips discuss ways of finding out how the prospective employee would handle various work situations. We’ve also looked a bit more into the prospective employee’s personality. Both of these areas give us good information to help with the hiring decision.

Another question that you might consider asking is:

“Who do you think is very successful in life?”

If they ask you what do you mean by “successful,” you could reword the question to:

  • Who do you admire?
  • Whose opinion do you respect?

You’re basically looking for a person (or people) that your prospective employee admires or respects.

Ask the person to elaborate on why they admire a particular person (or persons).

The person may mention a world leader; or the person may admire a celebrity; or perhaps a parent or teacher. The person may be somone who has made major contributions, or it may be someone who is in the press for all the “wrong” reasons.

There’s no guarantee this line of questioning will be fruitful, but it may uncover a nice insight for you that will help you make your hiring decision.



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