Interview Questions

25 Weirdest Interview Questions

25 Weirdest Interview Questions

"If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?" What would you say if an interviewer asked you such an off-the-wall question? Forrester Research asked this of a candidate for a research associate position; it's No. 1 on Glassdoor.com's list of "Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions... Read More »

Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

If you're job hunting, presumably you know not to stuff into your pocket the candy sitting on the interviewer's desk. And you know that the proper way to greet the president of the company is with a handshake, rather than a hug. Read More »

9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

By Heather Legg Job interviews are frustrating enough. Trying to pick out the perfect look, getting there on time (but not too early), doing research on the position ... you have plenty to worry about. Then there's the actual interview: answering the questions thoroughly (but not rambling), seeming... Read More »

The Inane And Insane Interview Questions -- and How to Answer Them

The Inane And Insane Interview Questions -- and How to Answer Them

What flavor would you be if you were a salad dressing? Find out how to answer questions like these and what other common curveball questions interviewers use. Read More »

Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire The Unemployed

Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire The Unemployed

Discrimination against the unemployed is rampant. Some job ads explicitly require applicants to be "currently employed," and Americans who have been out of work for a year or longer report employers rejecting them as soon as that tidbit comes out. And this is legal in virtually every state. A congressional... Read More »

Trick Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Trick Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

By Amy Knapp Headed to a job interview and worried about bombing? First, remember that someone has always done worse. Second, and by far more important, remember this: HR pros often ask trick questions knowing you might screw them up. Read More »

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Q: I am a medical technologist with 10 plus years experience working in a hospital laboratory. I was terminated two years ago and have not been able to land a job with any hospital in my area. I complete applications honestly admitting to being terminated. I feel this has been a HUGE red flag; I am feeling... Read More »

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?" But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

There are few situations more stressful than being stumped by a question during a job interview. But with stiff competition in the labor market, employers -- especially large ones -- are asking all kinds of seemingly odd, irrelevant questions. Which kinds of questions are being asked? How about: "What... Read More »

How To Answer Basic Interview Questions The Right Way

How To Answer Basic Interview Questions The Right Way

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For some, the most nerve-wracking part of a hiring process is the interview. But, it doesn't have to be if you've taken time to practice your answers and delivery. Glassdoor.com has published an extensive list of some of the most common interview questions job seekers should... Read More »

10 Smart Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

10 Smart Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

Once you've received the call from an employer inviting you in for an interview, the real preparation begins. Prior to an interview, candidates should research the company so they can not only answer questions, but have questions ready to ask the hiring manager as well. The interview is where the job candidate... Read More »

11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

By Anthony Balderrama By now, job seekers hopefully know the two cardinal rules of interview questions: 1. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you better have something to ask. 2. You should walk into the interview room prepared to answer the classic questions, such as, "What is your biggest... Read More »

Best Companies To Intern For -- And Weird Interview Questions They Ask

Best Companies To Intern For -- And Weird Interview Questions They Ask

"How many Ping-Pong balls can you fit in a school bus?" A ridiculous question? Perhaps, but it's what you're likely to be asked if you are interviewed for a high-paying internship at Google, according to a new report compiled by Glassdoor, an online careers community. Read More »

10 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

10 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

We've all experienced it. That sinking feeling that occurs when the job interview that was going so well suddenly goes off track. Maybe it's the expression on the hiring manager's face, or the awkward pause that ensues, but there is little doubt when it happens. Read More »

Illegal Interview Questions: Fend Them Off And Don't Lose The Job

Illegal Interview Questions: Fend Them Off And Don't Lose The Job

Is it legal for employers to ask job applicants for their Facebook password? While that question has sparked debate, it also underscores a vital issue facing job applicants: What exactly is an illegal interview question? And, more importantly, how should you respond when thrown an off-limits query? Read More »

Bad Job Interview? How To Know What Went Wrong

Bad Job Interview? How To Know What Went Wrong

Q: Is asking an interviewer, "Is there anything you would change about the organization," inappropriate? A previous employer was not a pleasant fella to work for, and the organization was chaotic. After putting up with that for 10 years I wanted to assess whether or not I was setting myself up for the same... Read More »

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?'

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?'

How to handle another tough interview question It sometimes happens that you make a move, regret it and look back fondly at a company you were with, sometimes years ago. When you re-apply to a past employer, you can expect to be asked about your motivation for wanting to return. Read More »

The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

By Alexis Grant When you leave a job that makes you unhappy, it's easy to want to tell your employer why you're leaving. Whether you're frustrated by mismanagement, not-so-challenging assignments or maddening co-workers, you want to get it off your chest. Because the Big Boss can use that information to... Read More »

'Why Have You Been Out Of Work For So Long?'

'Why Have You Been Out Of Work For So Long?'

How to handle another tough interview question This question always has you scrambling for an answer, it touches a raw spot and can be humiliating, but you can turn it around by facing and using the facts of the matter. Read More »

Your Last Job Ended Miserably -- Can You Be Honest About Why You Left?

Your Last Job Ended Miserably -- Can You Be Honest About Why You Left?

By Justin Thompson Many people have had a job that sucked. So while the person interviewing you for a new position can probably relate, you shouldn't vent to her about why you hated your last job. Things may have gone bust at your last place, and whether you left or they asked you to leave, there are ways... Read More »

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