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Early Stage Startup Interview Template

When interviewing a candidate for a startup company, look for candidates that can answer the following eight questions with concise and impactful answers!

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What’s inside this Early Stage Startup Interview Template:

1👋 Introduction

Ask the candidate to give a quick introduction.

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Describe yourself in three words.

2💬 Fit

Ask the candidate why they think they are a good fit for this role.

  • Why do you think you’re a good fit for this company?
  • What can you do for the company?

3✍️ Experience

Ask the candidate about their previous experience relevant to the role.

  • Tell me about your last project. What worked and what didn’t?

4🤔 Other questions

Ask the candidate additional questions that will help clarify if they qualify for the role.

  • What are some of the new ideas you would implement in this position?
  • What’s the best advice you’ve recently received?
  • Can you tell me about something [totally irrelevant]?
  • What will you do if you are unsuccessful in securing this opportunity?

5❓Questions

Any questions for me?

6✅ Next steps

Communicate with the candidate what the next steps are.

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