Determine whether a candidate’s ethics & priorities align with what you need in an employee

Have you struggled with verifying the necessary values and beliefs of job applicants? You may be asking the wrong type of interview questions.

Many interviewers focus on questions that are already answered on the candidate’s resume. The main purpose of an interview should be to see what kind of a person they are and whether they would be a solid fit for your company. By asking questions that get at the heart of a candidate’s beliefs, you’re far more likely to discover whether they’re a good match in the long run.

Watch out for candidates who may say they value something but can’t provide evidence of having behaved according to those values in the past. The next time you interview a potential hire, try using values-based interviewing techniques to get a much better look at who they are.

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Coach Dave’s Success Stories

Working with and for Dave Schoenbeck was fun, challenging and always rewarding. The one thing I learned most and still embrace was his phrase of “Grow your team, Grow your Business”. Putting people first whether they were your associates or customer will always impact your business in a positive way. Dave was also able to increase my technical skills in the business. Often a small detail could have a big impact and he challenged me to seek out all opportunities.

Having Dave as a mentor allowed me to be successful in ways I never knew I was capable. I will always be grateful for his belief in me.


Dave has provided me with tremendous personal and professional support, and is an inspiring coach and mentor. He spends the time to ensure that his clients are focused on what is ‘right’ for them and will help them achieve the right balance in their life and help them reach their goals. He asks the tough questions, digs deep, and helps you to course correct when you need it (and even when you don’t think that you do!).

What you get with Dave is something that you just don’t find everywhere else: A genuine leader who wants you to be your personal best-no matter what you aspire to do.