Interview Questions Articles

  • 3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses

    March 11, 2019

    We’ve all sat across the table from candidates who weren’t able to be forthcoming with their mistakes and weaknesses. It’s never a good sign and it’s usually a deal-killer, especially when the issue is consistent and pronounced. But sometimes we see only slight signs of concern. Let’s say you just finished interviewing an otherwise talented candidate for a...

  • The Tactic This Expert Uses to Assess Soft-Skills (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Behavioral Questions)

    March 4, 2019

    Eight in 10 talent professionals say soft skills (like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability) are increasingly important to their company’s success. And, 92% say these skills matter as much or more than hard skills. This data comes from LinkedIn’s annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which identified soft skills as the biggest trend transforming the...

  • The Go-To Interview Questions of Companies Like Warby Parker, Airbnb and More

    February 26, 2019

    You’ve probably been there before: a candidate’s breezing through an interview and knocking out great answers to all of your questions. But then it hits you...these answers are a little too good. They’re polished and rehearsed. You wish you could draw something out that’s a bit more reflective and spur of the moment. And you can. It’s only a matter of asking the...

  • This Company’s Phone Screens Were Useless Until They Tried ...

    January 23, 2019

    My firm was involved in a project last year that started with a call from a talent leader trying to figure out why the company’s...

  • 12 Assessment Tools That Will Help You Hire the Best...

    January 14, 2019

    Nearly everyone wants to shake up the traditional interview, according to the our Global Recruiting Trends report. Talent acquisition...

  • This Phone Screen Checklist is the Swiss Army Knife of...

    January 2, 2019

    Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently...