1 (Sneaky) Question You Should Ask In A Job InterviewJ.T. O’Donnellon January 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm Work It Daily


If you want to make a great, positive, lasting impression in a job interview, there is one question you should ask the hiring manager. It’s also a bit of a sneaky question because it will reveal something about this person and what it would be like to work at the company.

“What’s The Most Significant/Positive Thing That’s Happened To You At This Company?”

When you get to the end of the interview and the hiring manager asks you if you have any questions, look them in the eye, smile, and say, “Tell me about the most significant or positive thing that’s happened to you here at the company in the last year.”

The reason why you’re asking them about the most significant or positive or exciting thing that’s happened to them in the last year is that any time we get to talk to somebody and share a positive experience, we tend to associate them with being positive as well. We end up liking them more and feeling more connected to them. So, this is a way for you to achieve this with the person who’s interviewing you.

But if you ask them this question and they can’t quickly answer, or if they hesitate, or if they struggle to think of something, what does that tell you about the company? Why is this person not thinking of something positive? It makes you wonder.

Asking this question in a job interview is a way to look under the hood and find out if the company might be a fit for you. It will tell you a lot about the organization’s values, goals, and workplace culture.

Now, in order to have the opportunity to ask these great questions, you need to nail the job interview, and that means getting the behavioral questions right. If you want to know how to answer the 18 hardest behavioral questions, sign up for a Work It DAILY membership today. It’ll be the best money you’ve ever spent on your job search.

Good luck, and go get ’em!

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