"Creative Questions"

Does anyone have any ideas for questions to ask in an interview that would display a person's creativity. I'm so used to the generic, "If you were any color, which one would you be and why?" I'm looking for something a little different.

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What about providing a problem or situation that needs to be improved? And asking what they would do. I've conducted interviews for creatives where we provide them with a few example ads and ask what is great, okay and terrible ... and why. I've always found the responses to be very enlightening to a person's true creative nature. Especially when these example ads come straight from our own creative team. Hope this helps and good luck!!

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That's great! Thanks so much for the advice. I don't think it helps that I don't have a single ounce of creativity inside of me. I find it hard to judge creative answers. Definitely asking for a critique or suggestion on work we've already done will take some of the guess-work out of my judgments.

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Ask the candidate to provide a situation in which they were NOT successful at something they set out to do. Their answers should give you an idea of their accountability, ability to work with others and if they take learn anything from their mistakes.

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