My work demands me to meet an average of ten new people a day, and it is easy to get biased and have judgement errors, especially in understanding what people want from jobs, and what is important for them. Many of them do not know how to articulate adding on to our judgement errors as in what they are looking from a job, and what makes them good in a job. I tried many ways. Reading resumes deeply, asking about their childhood, about their current boss, their friends. But finally two things matter to any job, that is what is the best trait which is suitable for the job and what they enjoy doing.
So now, I ask these two questions in an interview. It helps.
What do you love doing the most in your current job?
What’s your favorite thing outside of work?