The Bottle-of-Wine Test for Hiring

..mostly what I am looking for is passion. A story. A flicker in the eye. A light. I want to see a light! I want to see confidence, and I also want to see vulnerability.
I ask some questions that really get stories out of people. Something as simple as “Who are you?” can be answered in myriad ways. I always ask “What did your parents teach you?” It’s a passage into a candidate’s past and usually the answer’s nothing you’d read on a CV or on LinkedIn.

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