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5 Interview Questions that Actually Help you Hire


With the hiring stakes so high, many companies are following Google’s lead and trying to throw people off their guard with oddball interview questions designed to highlight the best candidates.

But, do questions like “how many table tennis balls could you fit in a Boeing 747” really tell you how suitable someone is for your company?

Here are five questions that will help you dig deep and help you actually find the right people to drive your company forward. These are all questions that we’ve used to great success at Beamery and friends at other companies have found helpful.

If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?

We’ve all been faced with the seemingly unconquerable inbox, but even for high flyers 2,000 unread emails is significant. Despite the subject matter though, this question isn’t about email.