Whenever you’re doing an exploratory interview with someone, whether it’s to hire someone or an informational interview of some type, here’s a great last question to ask:

“Is there anything else I should have asked you about that I didn’t?”

Asking this question gives the floor back to the person you’re talking with to see if there’s something obvious or hidden you may have missed. While some people won’t have anything to add, many times the most fruitful (or telling) information in an interview comes when letting the person being interviewed decide what question you’ve missed.

Try this innovative strategy in your next interviewing situation, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! – Mike Brown

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2 Responses to “Interviewing Strategy – Your One Final Question”

  1. Julia Goebel says:


    This is a great question to ask in almost any info-gathering situation. I’ve found it’s also useful when meeting with clients and gathering input on strategy or business goals. Often, that one nugget can shape the approach and create a better plan!

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Mike Brown says:

    Great idea Julia….you never know what you may have missed unless you understand it from the other’s person’s perspective!