15 Interview Questions to Ensure Candidate Quality

On the surface, interviewing a candidate for an available job sounds easy. With the job description in hand describing specific skill sets and experience, the recruiter or hiring manager fires off a dozen questions or so and voila, they are equipped to make a hiring decision. If only interviewing were that simple. The nuance of […]

5 Rules for Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

Conducting a good interview is an art form. Within a relatively short period of time, you need to gather enough of the right type of information to determine whether a candidate is the best fit for a given position. And with so many interview preparation resources available online, it's easy for candidates to come over-prepared […]

Oddball Interview Questions Recruiters Should Ask

Ask a job seeker what his or her weaknesses are and chances are they will say they work too hard. Ask that same candidate what they would do if they won $20 million in the lottery and you're not likely to get a canned or polished answer. While oddball questions may seem pointless, they can actually be […]

11 Must-Ask Interview Questions This Month

For March’s “Must-Ask Interview Questions,” I sought out three experienced, global recruiters and talent strategists who work with a diversity of candidates. Their favorite questions traversed a variety of topics and ferreted out crucial insights such as the candidate’s culture fit with the role and company; leadership and team building abilities; earnestness; values and vision, […]

14 Must-Ask Interview Questions This February

Well-baked interview questions are designed to serve up high-performing, culture-fitting and long-term job candidates — but with so many options out there, which ones should you focus on?  I asked three recruiting experts if they would be willing to share some of their tried-and-tested recipes for interviewing. Following are their responses, covering a diversity of traits […]

Top 5 Behavioral Interview Questions to Ask in 2018

As an employer, there's no right way to host a job interview. But you can ask each candidate the right questions to learn the most important things about them. Learning what makes a person qualified to work for you is difficult, especially if you have just a half-hour interview with them in a conference room. Because of […]

4 Must-Ask Interview Questions for October

In a follow-up interview with Dina Harding, Executive + Technical Recruiter and Search Firm Owner at Maven Quest®, she delves into the how and why complexities of interview questioning. She also provides bonus best-practice insights that can help anyone involved in the hiring and interviewing process hone their Q&A chops. To begin, four interview questions […]

5 Interview Questions to Get Quality Candidates in the Pipeline ASAP!

When your company is growing and growing fast, you don’t always get as much time as you’d like to find and vet prospective hires. Instead of a warm and unhurried half-hour conversation, sometimes you’ll need to find out if a candidate’s a good fit with five interview questions or less. Does that mean that when […]

11 Must-Ask Behavioral Interview Questions

Behavioral interviewing uses strategically composed questions to generate word pictures of how a candidate’s past performance supports a hiring company’s future needs. Focusing in on both hard and soft skills, the questions drill down into several layers of a job seeker’s value proposition, unearthing interview gold.

11 Interview Questions Facebook Asks & You Should Too

In 2011 and 2013 Facebook came in at #1 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list. And that wasn't the first time - the social media giant has made the list handily every year. With incredible employee perks, top-notch salaries, and stellar career opportunities, applicants are practically beating down the door for an interview with […]

13 Must-Ask Exit Interview Questions

One of the best ways to get honest feedback is to ask employees who no longer rely on you for their livelihood. Employee exit interviews can reveal powerful insights that you wouldn't have access to otherwise. You can conduct exit interviews face-to-face, build an exit interview form or exit interview template using a service like Survey […]