Another addition to our killer interview questions collection: What did you achieve on your happiest day at work?.
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Lou Relic, CEO of software analytics company New Relic, tells the New York Times he regularly asks this question of potential employees:
Describe a day where you’ve just had the greatest working day of your life. You’re driving home and you’re on cloud nine. What was it about that working day that made you so happy?
Note that the formulation of the question means you have to talk about something you have done in your career (not happiness from family or hobbies), and you can’t go with a generic answer like “knowing I’ve helped my team achieve their goals”. You will need to be more specific. As with most job-related matters, the more detail you can provide, the better.
The most obvious answer would probably concern the completion of a major project. A more effective approach would be to highlight how you solved a specific problem relating to a project, thus enabling to be delivered faster or cheaper.
How would you answer the question?
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