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Best question you've asked/been asked in an interview?

Going through the process of interviewing for a new position and the advice I consistently receive is to ask great questions - are there any that you have asked/been asked that really stood out?

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fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
If you could have anyone, past or present, with you at a dinner party, who would you want and who would you sit by?
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
β€œHow do you quantify pain/need?”

I think this is a very interesting open-ended question.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Explain something to me.

I love this because I also give a lesson, and no one sees what's coming 🦊
koalifications
Old School Bravo
Salesforce Consultant
I interviewed a ton in my last few roles. I swear by this question I got from Trish Bertuzzi:

What's a piece of feedback you've gotten in the past year that was tough to take?

It's like a new take on "biggest weakness" and catches candidates off guard. The ones who answer authentically and talk about how they internalized/grew demonstrate coachability and self-awareness, and - especially in sales - you can obviously see who's a bullshitter/non-self-aware buttmunch.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
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Director Sales and Market Development
What is one thing non business related you learned recently and it blew your mind.Β 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
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Business Development Manager
Some of these questions are awesome and I will definitely be stealing some of them.Β 

I haven't been asked too many questions that were great and stuck with me, but if I get asked to "sell me this pen", I'm done with the interview.Β 
JJASBE
Catalyst
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Director, Solutions Sales
Explain something to me.Β  It could be anything in the universe, known or unknown. Just explain something to me of your choosing.
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