by Mel Kleiman
Originally published: April 4, 2016
Often, interviewers try to determine how well an applicant would fit the existing corporate culture by asking questions like:
“Are you willing to work late hours?”
“Do you prefer to be part of a team or to work independently?
“Is it important to you to have a private work space?”
While culture fit should be considered, insisting upon it denies you the benefits diversity brings in terms of points-of-view and new ideas. Moreover, it is much more important to hire for values — like those expressed through attitudes like work ethic, integrity, and a willingness to take responsibility.