If you want to build a 10X team, you need to hire the right people by asking the best interview questions. Find out how to use them to find top talent.

What does a 10X team look like?

  • High-performing
  • Results-oriented
  • A business that moves itself

But how and where do you find these people?

Well, you don’t.

You develop them.

Before you start to develop the top performers, though, you need to hire those with the potential to get there. More specifically, you need to attract and align them with your business

That all starts with an interview. 

Remember this: The quality of your questions determines the quality of your results

Top 3 Best Interview Questions for 10X Talent

1Can you confidently showcase how your skillset matches the qualifications of this role?

This is essential. It’s a no-brainer during interviews. You need to make sure that the people you’re interviewing and hiring have the required skillset for the job you’re hiring for. 

You’d be surprised with the amount of business owners who don’t even ask this question. They just look at the prospect’s resume and don’t ask how they applied their skillset, where they used it, or their level of impact in their last role. 

By asking this question, you will be able to effectively determine when someone’s full of it or they know what they’re talking about. 

2What are your 5 and 10 year goals?

If I’m interviewing someone who has no idea where they’d like to be in 5 years, I don’t even consider them. 

Why would I want to hire someone that has no goals? No ambition? 

The whole purpose I’m bringing someone on to the team is because I want to give them the opportunity to grow and improve themselves. How do their goals align with the goals of the business?

I will guarantee you this: 8 out of 10 times, those that don’t have goals or 5 to 10 year plans will not make it as far as you’d like them to in your business. 

3What research have you done about us?

I love asking this question because 1) it lets me know who’s prepared (and who’s not), and 2) it lets me know who’s actually interested in the position with my company.

Pre-interview research reveals whether or not someone is going to align with your company’s mission and vision. This is an early sign of someone who cares about what they can bring to the table — or someone who’s just looking for their next job.

Anyone who is serious about a position within your company will do their research. They will show interest, they can picture themselves working there, and they will do anything to show it.

But remember, you need to show just as much interest in passion in your business. You attract what you are, and if you’re a great leader, you’re only going to attract great people.

Remarkable people don’t want to work for bad leaders; they want to work for inspirational leaders who can take them to the next level.

Final thoughts

The right questions will get you the right results. And applying these questions into your interview process will only set you up for success. 

Every business owner’s #1 problem is their people. Because people are hard to predict. But if you understand what’s needed to build a 10X team, you will succeed. That all starts by signing up for our upcoming People Essentials Workshop.

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