Please tell us a little bit about yourself? (This opens the door to many other questions and topics for conversation)
Why did you choose the accounting field?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
How would you describe yourself?
What do you know about Xendoo?
Why do you think you’re qualified for this job?
What is your favorite app on your phone? Can I see your phone? (Looking for folder organization, unread email notifications, location of their favorite app)
What is most important to you in looking for a new job and/or position? (tasks vs environment, opens the door to ask about previous jobs, roles and responsibilities, what they liked or didn’t like)
How do you handle stress and pressure in your work environment? Describe what brings you stress in a work environment.
Tell us about a time when you were under pressure and/or stress. How did you handle it? Be specific.
If we knew someone where you worked previously what would they tell us about you?
In what order do these three areas drive you- Praise, Financial, Accomplishment?
Hand the interviewee a piece of paper and a pencil and ask them to draw a 4 bedroom, 2-bathroom house
What is the angle between the hour-hand and minute-hand at 2:40?
If a bus conductor issues 50 tickets in 30 minutes how many tickets can be issued in 8 hours?
What percent of 80 is 100?
If we were to hire you for this job and granted you 3 promises with regard to working here what would they be and why?
Teach us how to make an omelet
If you could have a dinner party with 3 people dead or alive, who would you bring and why?
When you are home on a Friday night, what makes you happy about the workweek?
How best do you learn? By doing, hearing, or seeing?
How do you know when to solve a problem on your own or ask for help?
Describe your ideal work environment?
Do you prefer working independently or in groups on projects? And for your everyday tasks?
What do you feel is one of your greatest strengths? Greatest weaknesses?
If we were to come to your home and looked in your closet, please describe what we would see. (If we looked to the left/right, what would we see where)
How familiar are you with Small Businesses?
What industry do you feel you are very knowledgeable in?
What do you think will change in that industry in the next 5-10 years?
What would be your best guess estimate as to what the margins/profit are in that industry?
What do you think are a few of the greatest challenges an owner in that industry faces?
Show the interviewee a Profit and Loss Statement and ask them to point out whatever discrepancies they find.
What would you say to your previous boss? Do you have any advice for them?
What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?
Why is this job important to you or your family?
Why should we hire you?