Jeff asks, “I’m looking at this is to improve my ability in working with people. Leading a combination of people presents its challenges. I want to think about ways to get to know people quicker and in a deeper capacity.”
- Where did you grow up?
- What was your first job?
- What were your interests in school?
- How long have you worked here?
- What do you do for recreation?
Causative questions (motives)
- Why did you pick that particular school?
- What caused you to study…?
- What caused you to pursue that profession?
- How did you happen to come to work for this organization?
- How did you get involved with that particular hobby?
Value-based questions (how much worth a person places on things)
- Tell me about a person that had a major impact on you.
- If you had it to do over again, what, if anything, would you do differently?
- As you look back over your career, tell me about a turning point.
- Tell me about something that you look back on as a high point or a point of pride.
- What words of wisdom would you give a young person (your son or daughter) if he or she sought your advice?
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“Become genuinely interested in other people.” -Dale Carnegie
If you start with factual questions about people and work your way up to values-based questions, you’ll become quicker and more genuinely invested in people than you even have before.