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Three Interview Questions That Don’t Gauge Cultural Fit

I saw this post on Twitter, The 3 Interview Questions You Should Ask to Instantly Gauge Fit. I got excited. Oh, maybe we do have questions that address cultural fit. No such luck. More stupid irrelevant and hypothetical questions. I … Continue reading

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How You Answer Irrelevant Questions in an Interview, Part 3

Back in More Interview Questions Not to Ask, Part 1, I said that hiring managers and teams should not ask irrelevant questions. Some of you here, and on LinkedIn and Facebook asked, “How do we answer these questions?” Here’s how … Continue reading

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Interview Questions to Consider Asking, Part 2

Part 1 of this is More Interview Questions Not to Ask, Part 1. There are more questions from Interview Questions: Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorites. I had mixed feelings about these questions. You need to be a savvy interviewer to … Continue reading

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More Interview Questions Not to Ask, Part 1

I was reading Interview Questions: Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorites. Some of them are quite good. But some of them? Not so much. Here are the ones you should avoid, and why: Who do you most admire and why? What … Continue reading

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What Are Your Favorite Interview Questions?

I have an article coming out soon in the next Prag Magazine about some questions to never ask in an interview. I thought I’d let you know so you could warm up your fingers to quick click on the magazine. … Continue reading

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Are Your Interview Questions Selling People on Your Organization?

Your interview questions and your auditions should sell people on working for you. It’s that simple. You don’t need to sell people on working for your company. When I teach interviewing, that’s what I teach. And, every single time, my … Continue reading

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Three Interview Questions That Might Not Reveal Anything

Jeff Haden, over at Inc, says that these three interview questions reveal everything. You are supposed to go down the person’s resume and ask them about each and every job they have ever had. The questions are: How did you … Continue reading

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What Questions Do You Have For Me?

If you’ve had any interview training at all, you know you’re supposed to leave time at the end of the interview to ask, “What questions do you have for me?” Most candidates don’t know what to ask. Some candidates ask … Continue reading

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Answer Questions, Yes. Housekeys? No

There’s an article in the Huffington Post about asking candidates to turn over their Facebook login credentials, so the interviewers can see their “private” pages. If you provide your login credentials, your private Facebook pages are no longer private, are … Continue reading

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Asking About Lean Experience on Teams

When Matthias Bohlen interviewed me for the OOP conference (see my post about the podcast for the OOP conference), he asked how to interview about lean experience. How do you ask potential team members about knowing their WIP limits or … Continue reading

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