Ranking Potential Candidates

You’re one of 10 candidates we’re interviewing for this position. What is the one thing that makes you better suited for this role than the other 9?

This is a chance for the candidate to sell themselves, as well as to point out the attributes they want you to know about. For those that offer “non-answers” (e.g. I’m qualified, I can do the job, etc.), you may choose to probe…or accept the fact that this candidate really does not stand out. For those that deliver bold statements, guarantees or commitments challenge them on each response with “Why?”. As an interviewer, you could use help every now and then determining how to rank those you are considering. This is as straightforward a way as there is.