Going Beyond the Potential Candidate’s Resume

Interview Question: Tell us a little more about your professional experiences, particularly those not mentioned on your resume.

Many of us have an area we’ve chosen to leave off our resume. This question can help expose it. In some cases, you will hear about a job that lasted three months, which can be very helpful information. In other cases you may hear about internships or high school jobs. The responses here can turn this question into a solid trap that helps the interviewer find issues with the candidate. It can also reaffirm your decision to pursue. Overall this is a great question, especially at a time when resume fraud is rampant.