The Worst Hiring Decision You’ve Made

Interview Question: “Tell me about the worst hiring decision you’ve made.”


For the managerial candidate, the response to this question will tell you something about their ability to face a bad decision, manage the issue, their level of patience vs. level or avoidance, and overall the way they learn from their mistakes and grow as a result. It pays to probe on how the lack of fit was determined, what happened next, whether the feeling on a mismatch was mutual, and how the situation resolved itself.