Archive for category Interviewing

How to Solve Google’s Crazy Open-Ended Interview Questions

One of the most important tools in critical thinking about numbers is to grant yourself permission to generate wrong answers to mathematical problems you encounter. Deliberately wrong answers!

Engineers and scientists do it all the time, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t all be let in on their little secret: the art of approximating, or the [...]

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The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews

Interview questions: Everyone has them.
And everyone wishes they had better ones.
So I asked smart people from a variety of fields for their favorite interview question and what it tells them about the candidate.
1. Why have you had X number of jobs in Y years?
This question helps me get a full picture of the candidate’s work [...]

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The Only Interview Question That Matters

This single question provides the depth and breadth of insight needed to reach a fast, unanimous Hire/Don’t Hire decision.
Last week, LinkedIn announced to the world that I’ve been in the recruiting industry for 36 years. During that time, I’ve written a number of books about talent challenges and opportunities, but one thing continues to surprise me: More [...]

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10 Things to Do After the Job Interview

Career pros say these moves might get you hired

Congrats. You had the job interview. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.

In today’s hypercompetitive job market, effective follow-up after the interview is a must and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate.
The line between being persistent and being a [...]

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Tips and Tricks for the Skype Job Interview

Business school career centers have long prepared students for job interviews, but now they have a new platform to contend with. Enough companies now interview for jobs and internships over Skype that career offices have started to train business students in the art of conversing on video chat.
You’d think that digital natives could pull it [...]

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10 Things To Do When You Don’t Hear Back After A Job Interview

You finally landed that coveted job interview. Maybe you aced it; perhaps you flopped. Either way, you send a thank you note and check your inbox compulsively for a week, waiting not-so-patiently for some sort of response. But you hear nothing.
This happens far too often.
According to a 2013 CareerBuilder study among 3,991 employees, 60% said they’ve [...]

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