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Ask job candidates to define five technical terms related to the position that they can’t possibly be expected to know. If they try faking it or merely say “I don’t know,” that’s not a plus. If they evade your question and babble about what they do know, that’s strike two. The individual who responds, “I don’t know, but I will find out and get back to you”—and then follows through—deserves serious consideration.