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What to listen for

  • Collecting information, interpreting the evidence, and taking the appropriate action
  • An understanding that each of these steps is integral to coming to a holistic, informed solution

What this question assesses

  • Astute judgment in knowing important decisions don’t happen without first seeking and assessing relevant information
  • Ability to gather data efficiently and extract the necessary components to back up or refute an option

What to listen for

  • Utilizing alternative forms of data – like focus groups, one-on-one interviews, existing records, and observation – in the absence of hard numbers
  • Effective decision-making using what’s available, supplemented with logical intrinsic knowledge

What this question assesses

  • Ability to be a resourceful leader, not just a number cruncher
  • Ability to identify and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to make balanced decisions

What to listen for

  • Results-focused outcomes, such as driving increased revenues, curbing inefficiencies, and reducing costs
  • Detailed actions, citation of specific stats, qualitative results, or anecdotal feedback

What this question assesses

  • Systematic focus in their approach to identifying gaps and utilizing data as part of a solution
  • Acute, invested awareness of the impact of their actions

Additional resources

How to find your perfect match

A 4-step guide for zeroing in on your dream candidate

Start hiring with a focus

Data fluency: Exploring and describing data

Greater insights and better decisions, fueled by data

Extract insights to make decisions

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Brendan Browne leads recruiting for LinkedIn. Prior to joining LinkedIn, he led recruiting and HR at Microsoft, Northwest Mutual, and Sapient. A 15-year industry veteran, Brendan is passionate about nurturing high performing, healthy, scaleable companies.

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Lilian Tham drives executive hiring at Airbnb, where she’s excited to help steer the company through their IPO and post-IPO growth. Lilian previously led executive hiring for Google and Howard Fischer Associates, and managed marketing at American Express.

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Nick Gorski leads data engineering at Grand Rounds. Previously, he was an engineering manager at Twitter and a software engineer at TellApart, which Twitter acquired in 2015. Nick specializes in data platforms, machine learning, and distributed computing.

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Deanna Fleming leads the sales organization at Newell Brands Technical Apparel (NBTA). Prior to joining NBTA, she was the vice president of marketing and innovation at Harmless Harvest, where she managed the company’s expansive growth.