Job Seekers: 3 Vital Interview Questions That Tell All
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue


Oftentimes, finding the right fit for a company can be challenging for human resources professionals, entrepreneurs and recruiters. The process of sealing the deal with an awesome candidate and ensuring they won’t be looking for someone new to fill that position this same time next year can be both fun and grueling. But there are three vital questions that allow them to get eye-opening insight on you, the job candidate and whether you’ll be an asset or a longterm headache. Take notes as Inc. contributor Jeff Haden details these questions and how bosses interpret your answers to them:

How did you find out about the job?

Job boards, general postings, online listings, job fairs—most people find their first few jobs that way, so that’s certainly not a red flag.

But a candidate who continues to find each successive job from general postings probably hasn’t figured out what he or she wants to do—and where he or she would like to do it.

He or she is just looking for a job; often, any job.

And that probably means he or she isn’t particularly eager to work for you. He or she just wants a job. Yours will do—until something else comes along.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.