Employers: Are you asking these questions in a job interview?
Candidates: Are you prepared to answer these questions?
Responses to questions like this one help ensure a right-fit hire.
Q. Can you teach me something, as if I’ve never heard of it before? (It can be anything: A skill, a lesson or a puzzle.)
A job candidate’s answer to this question can reveal several qualities:
— Whether the person is willing to take the time to think before speaking.
— If the candidate has the technical ability to explain something to a person who is less knowledgeable in the subject.
— Whether the candidate asks empathetic questions to the person being taught, such as, “Is this making sense?”
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