Why Asking A Potential Employee To Tell A Joke In An Interview Is A Great Idea

By John Whiting, - In Leadership

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Why Asking A Potential Employee To Tell A Joke In An Interview Is A Great Idea

Ask the candidate to tell a joke!

This is what I get as a result from a potential employee:

1. Candidate knows and is willing to tell a joke: Great. This person is flexible and self confident: They’re willing to go along with something that’s out of the box (tell a joke in a job interview), they have a sense of humor — very important communication skill — and are self confident, which is great for marketing.

2. Candidate doesn’t know but IS willing to tell a joke: Fantastic! This person is an egoless risk taker! This is my favorite type: Not afraid to leave their comfort zone, a risk taker without ego issues. This person is perfect for startups and will make a good team player.

3. Candidate is NOT willing to tell a joke: Deal-breaker. This person is either too shy, not self confident enough or not flexible enough. This person might be brilliant and great at their job, but they won’t work for my team.

Contributed by Daria Shualy, VP Marketing at daPulse https://dapulse.com/

Image credit: oneras



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