Interview Questions Articles

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    10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers

    November 24, 2020

    “What is your greatest strength?” “Name a time you faced a challenge at work.” You’ve probably asked these generic questions more times than you’d like to admit. The problem isn’t just that they’re passé — it’s that candidates can see them coming a mile away and they’ve prepped predictable answers to your predictable questions. You don’t want to ambush...

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    Recruiters Nominate Their Favorite Phone Interview Questions

    March 17, 2020

    Let’s face it: Phone screenings can be challenging. More often than not, it’s your first opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with your candidates, and there’s a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time. You have to make a great first impression, give them more information about the company and role, and gather all the information you need to make...

  • 10 of the Most Successful Business Leaders Share Their Secret to Discovering Great Talent

    February 17, 2020

    Ray Kroc, the man who grew McDonald’s into the hugely successful global franchise it is today, famously said, “You’re only as good as the people you hire.” Ray was right: No one builds a great company alone. That’s why successful business leaders know that finding exceptional talent is the key to ensuring their companies thrive. To help you follow in the...

  • 5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates...

    February 11, 2020

    While writing my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I found it challenging to write the section about “Getting...

  • We Asked Kids Real Job Interview Questions — Here Are Their...

    October 10, 2019

    Raise your hand if you love asking or being asked the following interview questions: How many golf balls can you fit on a jet? Where...

  • How an Interviewer Scorecard Has Increased the Quality of...

    September 23, 2019

    Everyone in talent acquisition seems focused on interview questions, but the real art of interviewing is in knowing what to make of...