Interview Questions Articles

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

    October 30, 2018

    Business case interviews have been a mainstay in many industries, particularly consulting and investment banking, for decades. Technology companies use coding and “algorithm” interviews extensively in evaluating software developers—in fact, many technology companies use little else when evaluating engineering talent. This form of interviewing, which we can...

  • 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 intended for conscientious job-seekers who want to ace their interviews. Unfortunately, that also means that answers to these questions are endlessly rehearsed by candidates. On top of that, answers to many of these questions don’t give...

  • 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...

  • 5 Clever Interview Questions to Uncover Candidates' Hidden ...

    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...

  • 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...