Best Questions for Hiring Gen Y

Bruce Tulgan’s List of Performance & Skill Questions:

Performance

  • Please tell me about a specific instance when you…
    • Identified a specific type of problem
    • Solved a specific type of problem
    • Accomplished a particular task
    • Were charged with a particular kind of responsibility
    • Worked in a particular type of situation
    • Worked in a particular set of conditions
  • What was successful about your approach?
  • What was unsuccessful?
  • What did you learn?
  • What would you do differently?
  • If you worked for us, you would have to do X. How would you approach the challenge?

Skill

Please tell me about a specific instance when you used (fill in appropriate skill)

What was successful about your approach? What was unsuccessful?

  • What did you learn?
  • What would you do differently?
  • What ancillary skills were useful to you?
  • How have you developed this skill further since then?
  • In the specific instance you described, what related skill did you use other than the skill I asked about?
  • If you worked for us, you would have to use (skill). How would you approach the challenge?

Credit: Tulgan, Bruce. (2009) Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass. pp. 37.

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