Calling all hiring managers...
What do you look for when interviewing someone for your team?
Do they need to be highly intelligent or do they need to have the grit and desire to work until they surpass expectations?
Is hard work a more integral part of one job type than another? For example a sales-type function?
If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank, what would you say on the spot? The question: Are you smart or do you work hard? Daniel Schwartz, the chief executive of the parent company of Burger King, told New York Times columnist Adam Bryant that he likes to ask candidates that same exact question. The right answer? Schwartz said: "You want hard workers. You'd be surprised how many people tell me, 'I don't need to work hard, I'm smart.' Really? Humility is important."