LinkedIn Article, focused on start-ups, on defining and spotting ‘A-players’ by Mitchell Harper, a start-up advisor and repeat company founder himself. A-players attract and want to be around other A-players.
Seven questions/criteria Mitchell likes for identifying A-players he is hiring for start-up firms:
- Have you been promoted in at least one of your previous roles?
- Have you had to lead a big process in a previous role?
- Have you recently moved from a role where you were comfortable and experienced to where you were new and inexperienced?
- Give me your views on our company? (speak openly and honestly)
- Tell me about a goal you set that was accomplished. (usage of your team to influence and achieve such goals; avoid excessive use of “I”)
For the interviewer: How would you rate the quality and quantity of the questions the candidate asked you during the interview?
Can the candidate demonstrate commitment to continual learning?