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Favorite interview questions of CFOs

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Modern Money

Research firm Accountemps recently asked more than 1,000 CFOs what their favorite interview questions were. 42% of CFOs preferred questions that related to the applicant’s personal attributes. 34% said that they preferred questions about a candidate’s qualifications and 24% were partial to job or company-specific questions.

While standard interview questions such as “Where do you see yourself in five years?”  and “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” were cited at a high rate, CFOs also had more interesting choices for their “‘go-to”  questions. Here are 10 of them:

  • How would you deal with a colleague who undermines you?
  • Who is your favorite fictional character and why?
  • What is 99.5 divided by two?
  • Which is more important, family or work?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • What games did you play as a teenager?
  • Have you ever had to right a wrong, and how did you go about it?
  • Tell me something funny that happened to you in the last six months.
  • If you could interview any three people, living or dead, who would they be?
  • On a scale of one to 10, what do you rate your work ethic?
  • Why would you not hire yourself for this job?
  • If you could interview any three people, living or dead, who would they be?