Interview Questions Articles

  • 12 Assessment Tools That Will Help You Hire the Best Candidates Quickly (and Fairly)

    January 14, 2019

    Nearly everyone wants to shake up the traditional interview, according to the our Global Recruiting Trends report. Talent acquisition professionals note that conventional interviews often reinforce existing biases, have a limited ability to assess soft skills, and are unreliable. Besides, they’re often not much fun. But there’s now a chance to swap the test of...

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

    January 2, 2019

    Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently recommend a candidate to be interviewed onsite. More importantly, by getting a hiring manager to conduct a similar phone screen, the manager would only need to personally interview 3-4 people to make one great hire. The impact of...

  • Why This French Agency Tried “The Voice” Style Interviews—and Then Ditched Them

    December 4, 2018

    If you are feeling the pinch of the labor market, why not bring in some TV glitz to spice things up and attract talent? That’s what Pôle emploi, France’s federal employment agency, had in mind when some of its branches began modeling their interviews after auditions on the TV show The Voice. On the show, four famous performers serve as judges. They keep their...

  • 7 Tips for Using “Problem Solving” Interviews to Screen...

    October 30, 2018

    Business case interviews have been a mainstay in many industries, particularly consulting and investment banking, for decades....

  • The Most Common Interview Questions—and What to Ask Instead

    September 18, 2018

    Lists of the most common interview questions—10, 20, 50, even 150 questions—are all over the Internet. Many of these lists are...

  • 11 Questions You Should Ask When Doing Reference Checks

    August 6, 2018

    To the list of things that people either love or hate—Taylor Swift, cats, Nicolas Cage, cilantro—we can safely add reference checks....