#221 Questions & Answers
Conducting interviews is the worst. I can certainly ask questions and “get to know” someone, but when it comes down to deciding who is right for the team, I have no idea. Does it always boil down to gut feeling? Am I forgetting to consider all the factors?
In case you didn’t understand the joke, it’s from a classic Dungeons & Dragons scenario. The Dungeon Master describes the situation and the players have to decide what is the best course of action. The number one rule in surviving a dungeon is to always check for traps.
There isn’t really a right or wrong answer, but it gives insights into a person’s personality. I asked several people this question at an interview recently and here were their answers:
1. I Take the Treasure and run.
2. How did I get in the room? Why is there treasure?
3. Where are the cameras?
Person #1 is the Risk Taker. Get things done now and deal with the consequences later.
Person #2 is the Cautious Problem Solver. He or she wants to know all the details of the problem before deciding on a course of action.
Person #3 is the Cynic. This person is concerned with how his or her actions are perceived by the Big Brother
If you have any interview tips, that I can’t Google, let me know.