Killer Interview Question: On A Scale Of One To 10, How Weird Are You?

Killer Interview Question: On A Scale Of One To 10, How Weird Are You?

An employee who thinks outside the box can be a valuable business asset — even if they’re a tad eccentric. This interview question will help you discover a true original.

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The following tip comes from Tony Hsieh, CEO of online shoe and clothing shop Zappos.com. While the exact number isn’t particularly important, you can learn a lot about a person by the way they answer the question. It can also be useful if you want to ferret out office bores and strung-out crazies.

“If you’re a one, you probably are a little bit too straight-laced for the Zappos culture,” Hsieh explains. “If you’re a 10, you might be too psychotic for us.”

How would you answer this question? And do you consider weirdness to be a plus or a minus in the workplace? Share your thoughts below.

[Via Business Insider]

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