21. Asked me what he could focus on to improve his experience, and where we were trying to improve, so he could improve outside of the organization, in case we didn't hire him. Because he wanted to work for us, if not now, then in the future.
22. Occasionally, when interviewing, I'll quote from a random show (something that makes sense in context). 99.9% of the time, people won't notice. But once, I quoted Arrested Development and later during the interview she quoted another line as a response and casually winked. She knew, and I hired her on the spot.
However, she was also the most qualified candidate...so...
23. I was hiring a busboy for a restaurant I managed. I always liked to ask if it was possible to steal something other than a physical object. The answer I would look for was yes. Especially time. One kid answered yes. So I asked him to give an example. He said someone's heart. And then he got all teary eyed. Turned out his gf had just broken up with him right before the interview. I hired him on the spot. He is now the assistant manager and one of the best employees I've ever had.
24. Interviewing a girl for her first job out of university as a software developer. I asked her if she had anything else she wanted to say at the end: "I know I didn't have the answers to all your questions, but what I don't know, I will learn". Hired.