This week’s KIQ comes from Google’s former senior marketing manager Heidi Zak who asks every job candidate this question.
Zak is now the manager and co-founder of online bra company ThirdLove. The company was founded in 2013 and now has over 50 staff. Curiosity is what she values most in an employee. To gauge a job applicant’s level of curiosity, Zak would ask this question:
One year from now, if you’re part of the team at ThirdLove, how will you judge if [your time here] has been a success?
Like many of the KIQs we’ve featured, there isn’t really a set answer to this question but the ideal answer would include something along the lines of: “It’s all about learning new things and about growing professionally.”
How would you tackle this question? Let us know in the comments.