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We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

Former Employee Of Google, Apple, And Microsoft On How To Master The Tech Interview

This interviewing expert urges software engineers to ditch perfectionism, avoid these common mistakes, and try these tactics.<p>When Gayle Laakmann McDowell had her first interview for a software engineering position at Microsoft 11 years ago, she didn’t know quite what she was getting herself into. …

5 Reasons Why Hiring Is the Single Most Important Skill for Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The longer I’m involved with Codeship, the company I co-founded, and the more entrepreneurs I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team are the lifeblood of a fast-growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that …

Entrepreneurship

How to Hire Without Getting Fooled by First Impressions

Dr. James is a leading ophthalmologist at a major medical clinic. Passionate about medicine, he wanted to hire someone to run the business operations of his practice. He carefully reviewed over 200 resumes and conducted background checks, finally deciding to hire Mike, a highly credentialed MBA who …

Interview Techniques That Get Beyond Canned Responses

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>According to Elon Musk, a good way to tell if a candidate is fibbing about his or her qualifications is whether they can use a personal story to illustrate a particularly telling experience. “If someone was really the person that solved a problem, they’ll be able to …

Turn the Tables: 10 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask

Some due diligence and extra effort on your part will go a long way to help you land that job.<p>Anyone who's ever gone on a job interview can probably attest to the anxiety of being put on the spot as you attempt to sell yourself to a panel of would-be bosses. Preparing as best you can for the …

Employment

Why Small Businesses Are Growing (When Big Companies Aren't)

Defying global economic developments, small business owners continue to increase headcount and remain optimistic about their future prospects.<p>For months now, economists and other business experts have raised concerns that the U.S. could be heading into another recession. World markets have seesawed …

Job Stoppers: Interviewed but not hired

If your interviews are not resulting in job offers, read on to find out what is wrong and how to fix it.A recent client felt as if she were spending …

How to Hire Strong Team Players

A recent Harvard Business Review article showed that avoiding hiring toxic workers improves company performance twice as much as hiring top …