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6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Interview Question to Ask People Don't waste your time asking job candidates to name their greatest weakness.

By Entrepreneur Staff

This story appears in the January 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Benedetto Cristofani

Forget about asking job candidates typical interview questions like 'What's your greatest weakness?' or 'Tell us about a challenge you overcame.' Instead, try these tips from six entrepreneurs who offer up their best interview strategies.

1. Get to the good and bad.

""Tell me about your best and worst days at work.' The answers are very revealing. "Best day' answers demonstrate what makes that person tick, what motivates them. "Worst day' answers tell whether a person is a team player -- if their response focuses on what went wrong without taking any ownership, there is a good chance they won't thrive in a collaborative environment." -- Chris O'Neill, CEO, Evernote

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