by Allen Gannet Twitter @Allen | Oct 30, 2016
In interviewing hundreds of people, I’ve found that the way a candidate answers one key question tells me more about them than any other. I'll usually wait until the candidate has relaxed somewhat and begins to open up. Then, about halfway through the interview, I'll ask, "What has been a moment of significant professional disappointment or failure, and what caused it?"
Do they focus on a lost promotion, or a failed project? Do they make it about themselves, or about their company?