Edited excerpt from This Is How You Identify A-Players (In About 10 Minutes) During An Interview by Mitchell Harper:
I sat down earlier today and thought about all of the A-players I’ve been fortunate enough to hire over the years at my five previous companies, and came up with seven questions you can use in your interview process to give you a much better chance of finding and hiring them:
Q1 Have they been promoted at least once in a previous role?
Q2 Have they had to lead a big project in a previous role? How did they handle it?
Q3 Is this the same role as a previous job or is it somewhat/completely different?
Q4 Can they speak about your company and tell you what they like and what they might change?
Q5 Are they confident without being cocky?
Q6 Are they committed to continual learning? Can they prove it?
Q7 How would you rate the quality and quantity of questions they ask YOU during the interview?
(1) The rationale behind each question is provided in the full article.
(2) Re. “Are they committed to continual learning? Can they prove it?”, see How to test job candidates for “learning agility” and 5 testable qualities that determine a candidate’s potential.
(3) Cf. Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring rule.