The 6 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview

I love group interviews. I take about 6-10 prospective employees and ask them questions… any can answer first. I see who is assertive, likes to take the lead, and has their own answers.
Some of my favorite questions for teachers are,
  1. What do you do with a child who isn’t participating?
  2. What does integrity mean and why is it important in a job?
  3. How do you handle a child who is in a class too hard for them?
  4. Who is your boss?
  5. What’s the most important part of being a teacher?”
  6. My all-time favorite question for prospects is, “If you saw an employee stealing money out of the drawer, what would you do?” That really shows their character, leadership, and values.

Also, ask them, “If I saw your former employer at a picnic and ask her about you, what would she say?”

Good luck! Hiring staff is part gut, part wisdom, and part just plain luck.


What other questions do you make sure to always ask in an interview?

By |March 25th, 2015|Business News|Comments Off on The 6 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview

About the Author:

In 1969, Patti Komara founded Patti’s All-American gymnastics in Dyer, Indiana and it has since become one of the most successful gyms with gymnastics, dance, swimming, and a fitness based nursery school called Gym-N-Learn. Patti began speaking at national seminars in 1981 on preschool and school-age gymnastics and the business of owning a gymnastics school. Patti has spoken for Purdue University and national seminars for AAHPERD, AAEYC, TMCA, USAIGC, IDEA, and USA Gymnastics. She began her national seminars in 1986 and began putting her speeches on videotape and DVDs and then founded Patti Komara’s Tumblebear Connection. Patti has since produced more than 80 instructional DVD’s for instructors and owners. Presently she has written and sells books on yearly lesson plans for The internationally know Tumblebear Gym Program, School-age Gymnastics, Dancing Gym Bears, Yoga Bears, CheerBears, Gym-N-Learn, and her newest book on her very successful swim program. Patti has written over 50 articles on the gymnastics business. In 1995 Patti was selected by USA Gymnastics to be a member f the committee that created the KAT preschool gymnastics certification program and co-authored the KAT workbook. In 2003 she was named USA Gymnastics Business Leader of the Year. In 2005 Patti was selected as Client of the Year by Action International and in 2006 was given the National Service Award by USA Gymnastics at their annual business conference.


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