Three Questions Leading to the Right Table

The ability and willingness to assess and deal with risk is often a critical differentiator between success and failure. Once you’ve been offered the job—and only after you’ve successfully dealt with the only three interview questions—do in-depth due diligence to make sure it is right for you. This involves mitigating organizational, role, and personal risks by answering three questions:

  1. What is the organization’s sustainable competitive advantage? (To get at organizational risk.)
  2. Did anyone have concerns about this role; and, if so, what was done to mitigate them? (To get at role risk.)
  3. What, specifically, about me, led the organization to offer me the job? (To get at personal risk.)

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