Interview Questions

  • Ask an Expert: What Type of Questions Should You Ask in an Interview?

    Ask an Expert: What Type of Questions Should You Ask in an Interview?

    An AOL reader recently asked what type of questions they should ask during the interview. This is a multi-faceted question with several answers. There are several different times throughout the interview to ask questions and several types of questions to ask. Asking the right questions also can signal how... Continue Reading

  • Nine Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

    Nine Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing When interviewing, many candidates don't realize that the questions they ask are just as important as how they present themselves and the answers they give. Failing to ask questions shows a lack of genuine interest in the job. Asking foolish questions indicates the candidate... Continue Reading

  • 17 Interview Questions Hiring Managers Love to Ask

    17 Interview Questions Hiring Managers Love to Ask

    AOL Jobs reached out to hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters to hear their favorite interview questions. Here's what they love to ask and why. Continue Reading

  • 'How Many Golf Balls Can You Fit in a School Bus?' and Other Brain Teaser Interview Questions

    'How Many Golf Balls Can You Fit in a School Bus?' and Other Brain Teaser Interview Questions

    Brain teaser or puzzle interview questions are sometimes used when interviewing candidates for engineering and other analytical types of positions. Here is an example of a brain teaser interview question. "A line of 100 airline passengers is waiting to board a plane. They each hold a ticket to one of the 100... Continue Reading

  • Interview Questions: What They Ask Vs. What They Mean

    Interview Questions: What They Ask Vs. What They Mean

    Have you ever wondered why an interviewer asks certain interview questions? Some of the questions seem so vague and random that it can be hard to figure out the logic behind the interview process. What's right? What's wrong? What does the hiring manager really want to hear? Below is a quick guide to the... Continue Reading

  • 7 Cringe-Worthy Interview Questions to Avoid Asking

    7 Cringe-Worthy Interview Questions to Avoid Asking

    Chances are you've prepared answers to a variety of questions an interviewer might throw your way, but have you spent equal time considering the questions you want to pose to a potential employer? What you ask (and sometimes when) can speak volumes about your interest and work ethic. Keep interviewers from... Continue Reading

  • Teacher Interview Questions

    Teacher Interview Questions

    Teachers certainly have to juggle a lot of balls to keep their classrooms humming. They have to meet the demands of the school or state curriculum while satisfying the concerns of parents and making sure that each child experiences an environment where they can feel safe yet take the necessary risks in order... Continue Reading

  • Six Questions You Should Never Ask at the Interview

    Six Questions You Should Never Ask at the Interview

    Candidates who ask these questions don't remain candidates for long John Kador, author of "301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview" What were they thinking? Whenever I talk to human-resources professionals or recruiters, I always ask them to tell me the worst question they were ever asked in a job... Continue Reading

  • 'What is Your Weakness' and Other Tough Interview Questions

    'What is Your Weakness' and Other Tough Interview Questions

    Every job seeker hates interview questions like what is your weakness or tell me about a mistake you made. Many believe these questions are designed to make them sweat and there can't possibly be a good answer. Others have heard that the key to answering these tough questions is to spin the response and turn a... Continue Reading

  • I Was Downsized... Now What?

    I Was Downsized... Now What?

    Interviewing for a new position after a downsizing can be tough. After all, your head may still be spinning from the experience; you may still be asking yourself, "Why me?"; or you may just be plain angry at your previous employer. Yet one question that you are sure to be asked on an interview is, "Why are... Continue Reading

  • Why Do They Ask That in an Interview?

    Why Do They Ask That in an Interview?

    CareerBuilder Going into a job interview is difficult enough, but trying to figure out the meaning behind some questions just adds to the anxiety of job-hunting. Sometimes seemingly simply questions will have a hidden agenda, but more often than not, the interviewer is trying to gauge your true interest in... Continue Reading

  • Interview Questions: A Greatest Hits List

    Interview Questions: A Greatest Hits List

    There are countless questions you could be asked in a job interview, ranging from the general (tell me about yourself) to the panic raisers (what kitchen appliance are you?). The thing they have in common is that for the most part they focus on a subject on which you're an expert: you. So if you do your... Continue Reading

  • What Do You Know About Our Company? : Interview Questions 101

    What Do You Know About Our Company? : Interview Questions 101

    Interview tip number one is to research everything about the company you're applying at. But what does this mean? How much further do you delve into the company's history in addition to what is already on their website? And when you're sitting in the interview room, facing the hiring manager who is looking at... Continue Reading

  • Tell Me About Yourself -- Interview Questions 101

    Tell Me About Yourself -- Interview Questions 101

    Many times when you step into an interview, the person who is put in charge of speaking to you has yet to review your résumé and immediately fires back with the typical interview question, "tell me about yourself." Many job seekers have faced this interview question before they could even get a... Continue Reading

  • What's Your Biggest Weakness? -- Interview Questions 101

    What's Your Biggest Weakness? -- Interview Questions 101

    When you're interviewing for the job of your dreams and the hiring manager asks you "What is your biggest weakness?", you tell them you're too hard of a worker. Right? Wrong. Countless job interviews have gone sour when job seekers claim that the biggest weakness they have is being a workaholic or a... Continue Reading

  • Standard Interview Questions that Will Make or Break You

    Standard Interview Questions that Will Make or Break You

    It may seem that the hardest part of the job search is actually landing an interview in the first place, but the truth is once you're face-to-face with a hiring manager, it can take just one simple interview question to make or break you. Here are the four standard interview questions that could give job... Continue Reading

  • Your greatest weakness better be a

    Your greatest weakness better be a "strength in disguise"

    The interview is your one opportunity to convince the employer that you are the best candidate for the job. Don't get tripped up on questions designed to separate the good applicants from the BEST applicants. For example, here's a question I had on an interview "What would you say is your greatest weakness?... Continue Reading

  • 43 Things Actually Said in Job Interviews

    43 Things Actually Said in Job Interviews

    "I'm not wanted in this state." "How many young women work here?" "I didn't steal it; I just borrowed it." "You touch somebody and they call it sexual harassment!" "I've never heard such a stupid question." Believe it or not, the above statements weren't overhead in bars or random conversations --... Continue Reading

  • The New Interview Questions

    The New Interview Questions

    By Diane Domeyer, executive director of Office Team Most job-hunting aficionados can effortlessly recite their greatest strengths and weaknesses, succinctly describe their future career goals and present a compelling case when asked why they should be hired. Yet these types of sound bites, while helpful, may... Continue Reading

  • What Do Common Interview Questions Really Mean?

    What Do Common Interview Questions Really Mean?

    How to determine what a hiring manager wants to know Robert Half International You've probably been on quite a few job interviews in your career, and you know that there are certain questions that every hiring manager seems to ask. Because you've heard them so often, you feel you can practically answer... Continue Reading

  • Eight Worst Things to Say in an Interview

    Eight Worst Things to Say in an Interview

    Interviews are nothing if not opportunities to drive yourself crazy. Just remind yourself to look good, appear confident, say all the right things and don't say any of the wrong ones. It shouldn't be so hard to follow these guidelines except you'll be on the receiving end of an endless line of questions.... Continue Reading

  • How to Answer the Worst Interview Questions

    How to Answer the Worst Interview Questions

    Job seekers – to put it mildly – don't like interviews very much. Aside from having to dress up and worry about the firmness of their handshakes, applicants have to field question after question. No matter how much they fear unexpected trick questions, job candidates dread the most common ones... Continue Reading

  • Why Should I Hire You?

    Why Should I Hire You?

    Recently, Stephanie Somogyi Miller was interviewing candidates for an entry-level public relations position at her company, Spread PR, a Miller/Hamilton company. Over the course of 20 candidates Miller quickly realized -- much to her shock -- that many job seekers were unprepared when she asked them, "Why... Continue Reading

  • Should You Admit Your Biggest Weakness?

    Should You Admit Your Biggest Weakness?

    By Tag and Catherine Goulet, co-CEOs, FabJob.com It's the question job applicants fear most: "So tell me," says the smiling interviewer, "what's your biggest weakness?" If you think a good answer is you're "a perfectionist who won't quit until the job's done right," think again. The interviewer has... Continue Reading

  • 10 Interview Questions Decoded

    10 Interview Questions Decoded

    By Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Anyone who's ever spent time in a job search has probably walked away from at least one interview knowing right away that they botched it. Quite often, people who do feel confident about their last interview know they still could have answered one or two questions much better... Continue Reading

  • How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions

    How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions

    CareerBuilder.com There's no worse feeling than when you're in an interview and the interviewer asks you a question to which you don't know the answer. The best way to handle this dreaded debacle is to go into the interview prepared. Familiarize yourself with a few common difficult questions and arm yourself... Continue Reading

  • How to Answer These Tricky Interview Questions

    How to Answer These Tricky Interview Questions

    Does the thought of going on a job interview cause your palms to sweat and your body to break out in hives? Stop itching; you're not alone. The vast majority of job seekers admit to emotions ranging from mild uneasiness to downright panic leading up to their interviews. The good news is there have been no... Continue Reading

  • Interviews: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths

    Interviews: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths

    By Wetfeet.com Sometimes, interviewers will pelt you with questions that require you to analyze your weaker traits. The types of questions you are likely to encounter in this style of interviewing include: Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Questions to Ask in an Interview

    Top 10 Questions to Ask in an Interview

    By Robin Ryan, Career Coach At some point in every interview the employer will ask, "Do you have any questions?" A top manager at Cingular Wireless, who has hired numerous employees, shared this insight: "I judge candidates by the questions they ask. That's what's most revealing to me. I want someone focused... Continue Reading

  • Answers to the Seven Toughest Interview Questions

    Answers to the Seven Toughest Interview Questions

    There you sit, waiting to be ushered into your interview. Your suit is pressed, your shoes are shined and your resume is top notch. But, as the minutes tick past, you feel a mounting sense of doom as you anticipate the questions that will cause a deafening silence during the interview. Want to avoid an... Continue Reading