As someone who doesn't know a Klingon from a Jedi, I've watched in bewilderment as friends have debated which franchise is superior: 'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek.' Normally, I feign interest for a few minutes and then tune out when someone begins to imitate Yoda. The next time I'm in this situation, I might... Read More »
One of my favorite oxymorons: "greatest weakness." When in an interview, your job is to present all your strengths, why you're a great fit for the job, and how you could make an immediate impact to the company's success. But often during the discussion, you're asked about your faults, your... Read More »
Glassdoor.com recently published their list of the top 25, off-the-wall interview questions of 2010. The staff at Glassdoor culled these questions from tens of thousands oddball interview queries which job seekers sent to their publication. These questions are sure to make you laugh (assuming they don't make... Read More »
Recently I wrote an article for job seekers about the types of questions to ask during an interview and I realized that I had hardly touched on the issue of "what not to ask". Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »