Questions that give you meaningful information, show genuine interest and allow you to be authentic and open.

But because we’re not just here to give you memorized questions to pull out of your back pocket, I want to talk about something important first: what makes these good questions in the first place. There’s nothing wrong with having two or three fall-back questions to use as training wheels when you’re starting out.

But you don’t want her to feel like you’re just firing a bunch of canned interview questions at her, because that usually creates an inauthentic, stressful exchange. The questions below are great examples to start, but they’re just that — examples.

If you drive certain kinds of commercial trucks or buses, you must take certain additional test - Air Brakes (25 questions), Hazardous Material (30 questions), Tank (20 questions), Passenger (20 questions), Doubles/Triples (20 questions), Combination Vehicles (20 questions), or School Bus (20 questions).

Each of these special areas require that you correctly answer at…

First, it’s boring — every other guy has asked her that before.

And because everyone has asked, she’s tired of answering. Once she gives you a one-sentence answer, there’s not much more to say.

And finally, she probably doesn’t want to talk about work.

Compare that with “what was the best part of your week?

Whatever her response, she gets to determine what she wants to share with you about her week — and you get to listen.