CHAPTER 10

THE EDISON TEST

Interview Questions

THE QUESTIONS MOST OF US know best but fear most are the questions that take place in the job interview. Whether you’re on the receiving end—trying to get the job—or on the giving end—trying to fill the job—the questions that get asked and answered here have real and immediate consequence. As a candidate, if you botch the answer to an important question, you don’t get hired. If you’re the boss and you fail to ask the right questions, you can miss a critical piece of information and hire the wrong person.

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Successful job interviews revolve around a coherent set of questions that assess talent and accomplishment, examine judgment and values, consider success and failure, sample personality, and ...

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