If you’re a business leader, you’ve likely interviewed a candidate…and wondered if you’re asking the right questions. Well, you’re not alone! Rescue A CEO, a niche blog site helping business owners and entrepreneurs with business challenges, recently asked a number of business leaders, including myself, to tell them about their best go-to interview questions.
Having been in the recruiting industry for over 16 years, I feel like I’ve asked them all! That said, there’s one, in particular, I consider to be my go-to question, especially because it so greatly ties into my own life.
I like learning more about a person’s past. Was there a major life event that affected them in their childhood, their teens, their early twenties? If so, it may be the root cause for specific behaviors, tendencies, and overall drive.
Here’s a snippet from my response: “I grew up in a single-parent family…feeling like an outsider, my childhood experience gave me the drive to excel…”
As one of the leading search and consulting experts in the United States, Tony has built a reputation for his valuable insight and strategic advice on recruiting strategy, becoming a thought leader, growing brands through digital marketing and inbound, and social engagement. Tony Sorensen is a 20-year veteran of the recruiting Industry. And as the CEO and Founder of Versique, he is responsible for all aspects of the business.
Tony believes in investing in employees to build and grow a business that is forward thinking and can achieve sustainable growth that is rewarding for everyone involved. Tony is active in the Minneapolis community and enjoys contributing by sitting on the board of Medina Country Club. Tony has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 award winner, and is a member of CEO Roundtable, a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEO's and business leaders.