Top interview question to differentiate shortlist candidates

Separating shortlist candidates can be hard.  They should all be talented, and qualified.  The deciding factor probably will not be their past accomplishments.  It is going to be what they are going to do in the future.

Our best question to assess how a candidate might fit with your company’s future plans is, “How do you envision your resume looking in two years?”.

The candidate’s answer will give you insight into what they want to gain from your company, aside from a paycheck, and let you consider how well it aligns with your future plans.  Are they promotion motivated?  Do they want training on special skills?  Is education on their mind?

A job seeker’s view of their future self will tell you a lot about how they can help your company.


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