Ask Candidates What They’d Change

Interview Question: If you could change one thing about your last job, what would it be?

Great question that should give you a window into what may bug this candidate, with the goal being to red flag a response that is likely to also be present at your place of business. For example someone saying they wish it was less intense, and your environment is very intense, is telling you they are not a fit. Always probe to ensure that you understand the response, doing so without tipping them off to the idea that you don’t like their answer.