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Episode #3

My top interview questions for finding your good eggs

Episode 3:

Welcome to the show notes for today’s episode of my podcast, where I dive deep into the art of interviewing and share my top five favourite questions that help uncover the true essence of a candidate. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a whopping 12 candidates for a client coordinator position at my clinic. While it was a time-consuming process, it was crucial to ensure we didn’t miss out on the perfect addition to our team, which prides itself on a beautiful culture.

In this episode, I stress the importance of not overwhelming yourself with too many interviews—unless, like in my case, you’re also considering part-time roles to complement a full-time position. The goal is to find the right fit, and sometimes that means meeting more people to see who aligns best with your team dynamics.

I share with you my top five interview questions from the ten we asked during our recent hiring process. These questions are designed to go beyond the surface and tap into the candidates’ personalities, values, and potential fit within the company culture.

Here they are:

  1. Quiz Insights: Candidates completed a quiz as part of their application, and I ask them to reflect on their results. This question isn’t about the quiz score but rather their ability to follow instructions and recall information, providing insight into their self-awareness.
  2. Strengths and Weaknesses: I inquire how the people closest to the candidates would describe their strengths and weaknesses. This approach encourages authenticity and offers a personal perspective on the candidate’s character.
  3. Passions Outside Work: Understanding what brings joy to a candidate helps me see them light up and relax, revealing their genuine interests and passions outside of their professional life.
  4. Decision Reflection: Asking candidates about a decision they would change from the past year unveils depth, regret, or confidence in their choices, giving us a glimpse into their reflective abilities.
  5. Company Values Connection: I read out our company values and ask candidates to choose one that resonates with them and explain why. This question helps me understand their alignment with our core principles.

These questions have proven invaluable in finding the “good eggs” for my team—those individuals who naturally embody the qualities we can’t teach but are essential for our practice.

If you’re gearing up to conduct interviews, consider these questions carefully. They’re crafted to reveal more than rehearsed answers; they aim to get to the heart and soul of the person sitting across from you. Remember, an interview is a two-way street, and while it’s important to assess the candidates, they’re also evaluating if they want to be a part of your world.

For those interested in more interviewing insights, I’ve got a treat for you!

Check out my ultimate list of interview questions list here: It includes additional tips for interviewing and features 50 of my favourite questions that are excellent at identifying the ideal candidates for your Allied Health business.

Thank you for tuning in, and I hope you found these insights helpful.

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