2. I would do this next question of non-technical people like those in sales or finance.
What color hair does the receptionist have?
What is the paint color in the lobby?
Asking questions like these work because they are not anticipated by the candidate
3. For a web developer or those who are in a visual field, assemble a web page or some other visual device that is relevant with loads of errors.
Tell the candidate, “This page has more than 30 errors on it. Take 30 minutes and identify 30 of them.”
4. Ask them to tell you an example of how their attention to detail helped their firm make more money or save it money.
Some people are attentive to detail for pointless reasons like catching someone else doing something wrong for their own gain.
Find out some of the useful ways they have used this skill for the betterment of their firm.
5. Ask them what it is about their work they enjoy most
What I listen for is whether they tell me something “big picture” or something that is “in the weeds” they needed to puzzle out.
All of these ideas work. What do you do?
© 2013 all rights reserved.