Interview Questions Articles

  • 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. Fans see them as a sure-fire way to uncover candidates’ abilities—and if they are likely to be a phenom or a fiasco. Haters, on the other hand, find them to be a complete waste of time. One of the reasons reference checks can feel...

  • 3 Overused Interview Questions That You Shouldn't Ask

    July 19, 2018

    It never ceases to amaze me how wide the gap is between the enormous importance organizations place on hiring great talent...and their actual skill in conducting high-quality interviews. Most companies are, frankly, terrible at interviewing. And, while poor execution comes in many forms, one key culprit is simply asking predictable, bad, or otherwise...

  • 5 Clever Interview Questions to Uncover Candidates' Hidden Strengths

    July 9, 2018

    Say you’ve narrowed your search down to the top two candidates for a role. You eventually pick the one with slightly more experience—without ever realizing that the other is an incredible strategist who made a huge impact. Unfortunately, they didn’t even know it themselves, so they couldn’t tell you—and the interview failed to reveal it. Some experts argue that...

  • 6 Things Every Recruiter Can Do to Make Interviews More...

    July 5, 2018

    No one really likes interviews (at least, most of us don’t). As a recruiter, you’re under pressure to quickly figure out if a...

  • How to Accurately Assess Culture Fit, Based on My 45 Years ...

    June 27, 2018

    Just about everyone is confused about how to assess if a candidate will fit their company culture. While getting it right is essential...

  • The Super Effective Interview Technique You’re Overlooking

    April 23, 2018

    The traditional interview has always been the go-to staple for hiring. And recently, we surveyed over 9,000 talent leaders and hiring...