6 quirky questions from real-life job interviews

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These are questions that several interviewees shared—and some suggested answers. Last month, I wrote an article about quirky interview questions —you know, the random queries that interviewers sometimes ask to see how well you think on your feet. The article generated a fair amount of buzz and many exchanges on social media. In a LinkedIn Asia survey, nearly 60% of respondents said they’d like to see an end to these off-the-wall questions. Some called them stress-inducing, and others felt they have little to do with the job. Read Full Story

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Elon Musk asks all job candidates this one question

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Even if you never anticipate sitting down with the Tesla CEO, figuring out your answer to this simple question can improve how you perform in an interview. Back in 2017, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla was asked how he hires team members. He explained that he asks job candidates one simple but important question: “Tell me about some of the most difficult problems you worked on and how you solved them.” Read Full Story

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How to conduct an ideal job interview, according to a forensic interviewer

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Certified forensic interviewer Michael Reddington shares the first question you should ask in order to gauge how honest a candidate is being. When you’re hiring a candidate for a potential role at your company, you hope they’re truthful in the interview. Unfortunately, the majority of people embellish their answers . While some of these overstatements may be harmless, others might cause you to make a hiring mistake. Read Full Story

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3 secret strategies you need to use to master your next video interview

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By controlling some of these variables, your message, experience, and expertise are sure to have the spotlight. Preparation for the content of your job interview (rehearsing how to answer both common and uncommon questions , carefully analyzing the job description, perfecting your elevator pitch ) can all be for naught if your presentation skills are lacking or, even worse, nonexistent. Read Full Story

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Going Beyond FAQ: How to Use the Q&A Format in Your Content

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People have questions, and they want answers to those questions. When they do, where do they go? Well, they usually go to someone who has the answer, and if you’re lucky, that someone might be you. The Q&A format provides a great way for you to answer many queries in a short amount of time. Best of all, you don’t even need to have the answers if you know how to find someone who does. What is the Q&A Format, and Why is It Important? Q&A stands for “question and answer,” which is similar to a FAQ page , but it usually provides a more personal experience for the viewer or reader. This is because a Q&A format often makes it possible for whoever is looking to get involved in the question-and-answer process. If you watched a video about building an affiliate site from scratch, you could come in armed …

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