47 BEST Speed Dating Questions for your School’s Staff to Complete

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  1. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
  1. Where are you in birth order (oldest? Middle? Youngest?) And Do you think it affects
    your personality?
  2. How many different states have you lived in?
  3. What kind of pet do you have, and how did you choose its name?
  4. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?
  5. What’s a mistake you made early on in your career, and what
  6. Did you learn from it?
  7. What led you to this career?
  8. What energizes you at work?
  9. Are you more productive in the mornings, afternoons or evenings? Why?
  10. What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?
  11. What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
  12. What job would you be terrible at?
  13. What motivates you?
  14. How do you wind down after work?
  15. What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
  16. What’s something that has surprised you about your chosen career path?
  17. When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be
  18. When you grew up?
  19. Where was your first job?
  20. Do you prefer closed-door offices or open-concept layouts? Why?
  21. What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story?
  22. What tv show or movie do you absolutely refuse to watch? Why?
  23. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
  24. Name one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best
    quality.
  25. Who would you most like to switch places with for a day (could be anyone — a celebrity
    or even an animal!)?
  26. What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
  27. What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?
  28. What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
  29. If you had t0 pick one age to be permanently, which age would you choose?
  30. If you could choose one age t0 be forever, what age would it be and why?
  31. What are three items you’d take with you to a deserted island?
  32. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  33. What’s your favorite hobby?
  34. If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
  35. If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
  36. What advice would you give to your teenage self?
  37. What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
  38. What’s a challenging situation you had to overcome professionally, and how did you handle it?
  39. If you could live in any city, where would it be and why?
  40. If you could change something in the world, what would it be?
  41. What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
  42. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
  43. Where are you in birth order (oldest? Middle? Youngest?) And
  44. Do you think it affects your personality?
  45. How many different states have you lived in?
  46. What kind of pet do you have, and how did you choose its name?

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