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What’s Your Favorite Interview Question? Contest Highlights Top Five

interviewWhat’s your favorite interview question of all-time? We can tell you one of our least favorites, that’s for sure: “What’s your biggest weakness?” But alas, we digress.

A post on recruiting forum ERE got us thinking. People submitted their favorite interview questions through a contest with straightforward ones and oddball ones like, “What’s your favorite palindrome?” Read more

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‘Hey, How Soon Can I Take a Vacation?’ & Other Questions to Avoid Asking During an Interview

interviewHave you ever asked an interviewer at the conclusion of the interview for feedback as in, “Hey man, how’d I do?”

Probably not, right? And if you did ask the question, how’d that work out for you?

Okay, we’re in a punchy mood right now but so important as it is to ask questions at the end of each job interview, it’s just as important to steer clear from any questions that are downright inappropriate. They lack tact.

And most of all, some of the questions can be transparent in terms of your priorities as in asking if you resign if you can get paid out for your unused personal time (yes, it has been done and no, that candidate did not get the offer.) Read more

Five Curveball Interview Questions to Rehearse

interview“What’s your greatest weakness?”

Yawn. If that’s not the most overused interview question, we don’t know what is.

That’s why a post on ERE’s recruiting forum really hit home. They listed scintillating questions (and by that we mean new! Original! Enticing!) and we just have to share. Wouldn’t you rather be prepared to answer stimulating questions than sit in an interview with a deer in headlights look? Get that app answer ready and fire away! Read more

Glassdoor Ranks Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions

Right on the heels of Google’s top executive saying interview brain teasers are a “complete waste of time,” we couldn’t resist sharing this list compiled by Glassdoor ranking the top interview questions for the year.

And away we go…

1. “If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which one would it be and why?” Asked at Forrester.

2. “How many cows are in Canada?” Asked at Google.

3. “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?” Asked at JetBlue. Read more

10 Insightful Questions to Ask During Your Next Job Interview

Okay, by now we all know on a job interview you’ll need to come prepared with questions like asking about room for growth and why the position has been made available as well as how long it’s been open (a key indicator as to how quickly the company is looking to make a hiring decision).

Well, this piece on Fortune was pretty poignant in terms of important questions that are sometimes overlooked. As per executive recruiters at the MRI Network, a global headhunting firm, created this list of 10 inquiries they wish more candidates would ask. Read more

The Right Answers To Those Dreaded Interview Questions

We’ve all faced those questions in interviews. You know, the ones that make you hesitate, stumble, or just plain feel like you won’t get the job if you answer them incorrectly. For example:

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made at work?

The key is to shift the focus from something you did wrong to something your team could have done better. ”Never openly admit to a mistake that might have caused damage to a client relationship or delayed a project,” said Tiffani Murray, human resources consultant. “Speak more in terms of lessons learned from successful projects. Point out a learning experience that was beneficial to both you and the company.”

Read more in 7 Tricky Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them.

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