The fastest way to find a job is to find the employer who thinks you represent the answer to his or her problem. In well-conducted interviews, every question relates to finding the candidate who can meet these two key employer objectives. Read More »
By Arnie Fertig
"I'm out of work, and need a job-fast!" relates a desperate job hunter to his friend.
"So... what have you been doing so far?" she responds.
"I'm networking like crazy! I'm calling everyone I know and saying: HELP ME!" Read More »
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 »
Summer interns may be packing their bags right now, but fall internship season is nigh. College students across the country will be competing in the next few weeks for the paid and unpaid experiences that might shape their careers. And how do companies pick from their growing pool of applicants? Often by... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Every hiring manager has a different set of go-to interview questions. In a recent survey by our company, we asked more than 650 managers in the United States and Canada to name the single question they ask that provides the most insight about a job applicant. Responses ranged... Read More »
"What's your company's policy on Monday absences?"
"If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?"
"If this doesn't work out, can I call you to go out sometime?"
These sound like lines from a movie, but they're not. They are lines from real people ... during real job... Read More »
You dry cleaned your suit. You've got a dozen copies of your resume, just in case. You arrived early -- but not too early. You silenced your cell phone. You made small talk with the receptionist, and you're pretty sure the two of you will be best friends one day. Now, you're about to confidently head into an... 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 »
As discussed in Part 1 of this series, during an interview you must take responsibility for sharing all the best information you have that conveys you are the perfect fit for the job. Although the interviewer is asking the questions, you are providing the answers. How you do this dictates how much "ownership"... 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 »
When you first lost your job, you spent your time wallowing in your sorrows -- eating ice cream in your pajamas and watching 'Judge Judy' all afternoon. Then your determination kicked in, and you decided to find a new job. You perused job boards, polished up your résumé, searched for old co-workers... 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 »
You can always depend on young children to tell you exactly what they think, or precisely how they feel on any given topic. Want to know if your breath smells bad, if you should wear a different tie or if you really look fat in that outfit? Find a 5-year-old. He will give you an uncensored, honest... Read More »