A coworker told me today that his favorite interview question is: ‘What is your favorite Miles Davis album?’. Interesting.

One of my favorite questions is: ‘Can you describe to me how a toilet works?’. It’s a great question that forces you through understanding how a toilet operates (and most people have no idea).

I’ve been doing a lot of interviewing lately (college students, experienced candidates, offshore workers), and I find that there is really no perfect question. It’s really best to run with the flow of the interview and try to get people to open up. I also find it fascinating that you can tell where most interviews are going within the first few minutes.

What’s are your favorite interview questions?