Monday Morning Motivation | Staff Interview Questions

Posted by Bill Esteb on Oct 1st 2022

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If you want to make a ruckus, you'll need the help of a talented support team.

Use the interview process to uncover personality traits, people skills and other values that will be important to be successful in the role. That means asking open-ended "essay" questions.

Here are some you may want to ask:

"Describe the best boss you ever had. What made him or her special?"

"Describe the worst job you've ever had. What made it a poor fit?"

"What are some of the things you do to advance your health?"

"What was the most satisfying aspect of some job you've had in the past?"

"Tell me about the most difficult obstacle you've ever faced."

"If you were on a deserted island, what book would you take with you and why?"

Naturally, ask every candidate the same questions. And the hard part? Making sure they do most of the talking.


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Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.