What prompted you to want to meet with us today?

From an employer’s perspective, one way to kick off an interview after the meet and greet… is to ask the candidate…

What prompted you to want to meet with us today?

This gives you a quick and immediate opportunity to tune into the candidate.

They may say they’re actively or passively looking, your job opportunity appeals to them, admire your company, or like to keep their options open!

What they say and how they say it is likely to give you a quick perspective on their areas of interest, perhaps how smart they are, and their way of thinking.