17 Top Executives Share Their Favorite Interview Question

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Richard Branson likes to ask: "What didn't you get a chance to include on your résumé?"

Interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's you biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.

That's probably why most savvy CEOs and executives steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.

In fact, many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.

Some prefer to ask more serious questions, while others believe that silly queries about costumes and the zombie apocalypse, for instance, best uncover an applicant's creativity.

This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang.