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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter suggests that you develop five questions that are asked on every interview with your firm.

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This is a simple philosophical approach to interviewing vice think should permeate most organizations.

The simple suggestion I want to make is, there should be 5 questions that are asked on every interview. I'm not talking about for example, objective questions about accounting, if you are interviewing an accountant. I'm not talking about programming questions. I'm talking about core philosophical questions that should be as fun every interview.

I understand that this is easier to implement in a smaller firm where there might be face-to-face conversations between participants of the firm. It can certainly be developed in midsized organizations because 1 of the things that can come from this is that you can track the top characteristics of high performance the organization of the course of time based upon how they answer these questions.

Think in terms of what are the core values of your firm and how you would want to assess someone for those core values. I don't care what type of organization it is, all of you represent firms that have core values. All of you have organizations within those firms that have core values. Find what those common elements are and then ask questions that will help you to deduce whether someone might be a cultural fit for your organization. Then, what someone is on board, track have someone actually measured up with some of your bigger successes.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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