5 Creative Interview Questions to Ask Job Applicants

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Finding quality candidates who will do a great job and work well with your existing team can be difficult. It takes time and effort to do a good search — to post ads on job sites, then read through all those résumés and cover letters. And that’s just to see who is worthy of an interview.

But how can you use the interview process to ensure your company hires the absolute best person for the job? Specifically, are you asking the right questions, and how do you know if you’re hearing the right answers?

Creative interview questions you can use

Leaders such as Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Bezos often like to ask out-of-the-box interview questions during job interviews, because these questions allow them to see how applicants work out problems in real time. They can see how someone’s mind works and learn something during the interview that they can’t get from a résumé or reference.

Start the slideshow to see five out-of-the box job interview questions asked by massively successful entrepreneurs who have built incredible teams. They might seem weird, but they also just might work.

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