Expanding a company can be nerve wracking. After deciding in what way the business should grow - be it opening a new location, offering a new product line, marketing to a different demographic or another possibility - the owner needs to make sure there is capital available to fund such a move.
After using accounting software to verify that this is possible, the leader should then begin the initial planning stages. One thing to consider is whether or not new hires are needed, which would most likely be the case if a new storefront is opening or product line being created.
This then means that the interview process has to begin. This can be a troublesome time for an administrator - they're trusting the success of their company with another person they've just met. However, asking a few simple questions should clear everything up and let the owner know if they're the right fit or they need to keep searching.What are you passionate about?
While this might not immediately seem like a valuable question, the business leader should find out the things that drive the applicant
, Inc. Magazine pointed out. After all, if his or her passions are relatively superficial and have nothing to do with the culture of the company, it might be obvious that the candidate views the job as a stepping stone on the path of what he or she really wants to do. Leaders need to find someone who cares about the firm almost as much as they do.What was your biggest accomplishment and failure?
Inc. explained that posing a question like this can also show what matters to an individual and what they value in their work lives. Moreover, the best potential hires will ask for clarification, the source said - personally or professionally?
Chances are, wanting to look good for a manager, some applicants might say that they've never really failed at anything, which the magazine said should raise a red flag - either their ego is most likely a problem or they are lying. Additionally, the source explained this can show what the person has learned from his or her mistakes.Why should we hire you?
This is an essential question, Monster.com explained, and provides a new take on the traditional "Tell me about yourself." This gives applicants the chance to elaborate
on his or her resume and explain the details that were not included. The source also reported that it can help a hiring manager take note of what sets that individual apart from others who have applied for the position and make the decision easier.