IT Management Slideshow: Job Interview Quiz: Do You Know The 5 Questions to Ask?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-17-2011

Job Interview Quiz: Do You Know The 5 Questions to Ask?

Question 1: "If we hire you, you'll have access to digital confidential data. If you saw an arrest warrant for a friend of yours fly over a screen, what would you do?"

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The right answer: Nothing. You need to maintain the confidence of your employer. This is the ultimate test of professional dedication versus personal feelings.

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Question 2: "What project are you most proud of?"

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The right answer: One that doesn't exclusively address success in terms of dollars saved/made. It should also reveal obstacles, teamwork, collaboration and discoveries encountered along the way.

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Question 3: "Which past job delivered the most personal value to you?"

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The right answer: This question is intentionally ambiguous. Some interpret value as reward and/or a promotion. A stronger candidate perceives value as an expansion of skill-set or opportunity for positive, organizational impact.

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Question 4: "What can you offer my business and what can I offer you?"

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The right answer: There's no right or wrong response here. This is your chance to figure out if you and the job candidate are on the same page. If you sense a disconnect here on desired outcomes, move on to the next candidate.

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Question 5: "Android vs. iPhone?"

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The right answer: It's not about the products. Use the response to determine if the candidate uses mobility to stay ahead of trends, be productive at work and serve his/her employer, or if the candidate just likes fancy tech toys.

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