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…

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions for September

Meaningful interview questions, like a gourmet birthday cake, are layered with flavorful sub-questions and ingredients that combine to provide a richer outcome. In other words, delving into the candidate’s mindset, energy level, achievements history, etc. and then connecting the dots as to how the candidate specifically will help solve the company’s problems is imperative for…

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. This type of questioning remains popular because it is…

15 Interview Questions That Are Fun to Ask Candidates

Interviewing and recruiting can not only be time consuming, it can be down right exhausting. Sourcing candidates, completing screening phone calls, reviewing resumes and executiving multi-stage interview processes — hiring can be a heavy lift. However, getting to know candidates and potential colleagues can also be very fun, that is, if you’re asking the right questions.…

7 of the Best Situational Interview Questions

In an interview, let’s say I asked you, “Tell me about a time you worked through a conflict with a coworker?” You’d probably think about a past experience, consider the lessons you learned from it, and articulate what happened and how it felt. You’d likely mention any shortcomings you had, how you’ve grown, and how…

4 Must-Ask Interview Questions This Summer

Thoughtful interview questions connect the interviewer with the job candidate in a way that surface-level questions cannot. They also extract candidate insights that otherwise may lie dormant until after a hiring decision has been made. This can cause disruptions in the workplace, and possibly a failed hiring decision, later on. As such, determining a candidate’s…