There are only three true interview questions. Every question you have ever been asked or have asked others in any interview is a subset of one of these three:

  1. Can you do the job?
  2. Will you love the job?
  3. Can we tolerate working with you?

In general, The Only Three True Job Interview Questions are all about strengths, motivation and fit. The questions always apply, but the focus and answers need to be different for potential members of boards of directors. No one cares about candidates (with the possible exception of their dogs). People care about what candidates can do for them. So board interviews are all about matching candidates’ strengths, motivation and fit with board needs.

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