Interview Questions Articles

  • 4 Steps to Eliminate First Impression Bias and Hire the Right Candidate

    April 26, 2017

    First impression bias is the primary cause of most hiring mistakes. Why? Because when we feel good about someone right away, we tend to ask easier question. And, when we feel negative right way, we ask more difficult questions. In other words, we (often subconsciously) look to confirm our first impression. This is the primitive friend vs. foe reaction taking...

  • This 6-Step Prep Process Is the Difference Between a Great Interview and an Ineffective One

    April 24, 2017

    Lately, there’s been debate over how much interviews really matter. But for me, there’s no question. After eight years in talent acquisition, I’m convinced the interview is the linchpin to making the right hire. The problem is, few recruiters and hiring managers take the time to really prepare. And, preparing isn’t just jotting down a few of your favorite...

  • The Trick to Getting References to Call You Back (And Give Honest Answers)

    April 17, 2017

    The sad truth is that in this day and age, most hiring managers consider the effort of making reference calls to be a waste of time. Why? Because in response to the potential legal consequences, most corporate policy discourages any conversation beyond confirming the name of the employee and their dates of employment. And while that’s necessary information, it’s...

  • If You Want Fewer Bad Hires, Don’t Interview Candidates —...

    April 11, 2017

    The unstructured interview—where the interviewer asks personal questions to "get to know" a candidate—is a staple of the American...

  • Job Interviews Have Become Predictable and Ineffective –...

    March 28, 2017

    Interviewing is a well-established component of hiring that you have probably used for years without much change. But, now that the...

  • Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen...

    March 22, 2017

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a hot topic right now. So hot that it caused a lot of controversy on ABC’s The Bachelor, where one...