Leadership

The Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

The PROFIT 500 Video Series: In conversation with the entrepreneurs behind Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

Written by Murad Hemmadi

A job interview can sometimes feel like a game of gotcha—candidates do their best to seem perfect, while hiring managers try to read between their responses to assess their true capability and potential.

But job interviews don’t have to be adversarial, and employers needn’t intimidate prospective employees in order to get honest and useful answers. Ask the right questions, and you’ll learn everything you need to know to make an informed hiring decision.

At the 2015 PROFIT 500 CEO Summit in Toronto on October 5, we asked some of the entrepreneurs behindCanada’s Fastest-Growing Companies to share their thoughts and advice on the challenges of running a business and the skills needed to overcome them. The PROFIT 500 Video Series is a window into how these inspiring CEOs and founders run their companies, a must-watch management guide for entrepreneurs of all ages and stages.

What’s the one question you should always ask candidates in job interviews? Here’s what these successful entrepreneurs had to say:

Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com