Richard Branson always asks one key question about person’s CV in job interviews

Entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has revealed the one key question he always asks propsective hires in job interviews — and it's about their CVs.

In his book, The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership, the 71-year-old said he wasn't a fan of the traditional style of job interviews.

Branson writes: "Obviously a good CV is important, but if you were going to hire by what they say about themselves on paper, you wouldn't need to waste time on an interview."

Instead the business magnate likes to ask: "What didn't you get a chance to include on your résume?", reports Business Insider.

Other business leaders and entrepreneurs have reportedly tried out Branson's unusual interview method, with Elon Musk asking potential candidates a riddle.

According to the biography Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, the CEO asks a riddle to test their intelligence.

Musk reportedly asks candidates: "You are standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?".

There are a range of answers to the question, from the North Pole or near to the surface of the Earth, as well as near the South Pole or lost.

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Musk and Branson are not the only CEOs with unique interview strategies, with Facebook's global head of recruiting, Miranda Kalinowski, sharing her way of recruiting top talent.

Kalinowski and Lori Goler, vice president of People Operations, say they ask candidates: "On the very best day at work – the day you come home and think you have the best job in the world – what did you do that day?".

Reports from Business Insider said: "They're looking to see what the candidate is truly passionate about, and if that innate interest fits into what Facebook is looking for."

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