38 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

The opportunity to ask questions at the end of a job interview is one you don’t want to waste. It’s both a chance to continue to prove yourself and to find out whether a position is the right fit for you. In this piece, the author lists sample questions recommended by two career experts and divides them up by category: from how to learn more … [ Read more ]

How to Find a New Job: An HBR Guide

Are you ready to look for a new job? This comprehensive article covers everything from how to update your resume and write a cover letter to how to ace your interview and follow up. The piece also includes sample language to try and links to resources in the HBR archive.

The 40 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview — How to Go Deeper Than “What’s the Culture Like?”

As a candidate, prepping for a job interview can feel like a job that’s never fully done. Today we’re focusing on those moments when the interviewer turns to candidates and asks the inevitable, “Do you have any questions for me?” at the end of the interview. It’s critical to come up with a slate of good questions to ask that uncover vital information about the … [ Read more ]

3 Questions Hiring Managers Want You to Answer

Interviews have an outsize influence on whether you land the job you want. Even though your application materials reflect your lifetime of experience, a few hours of interaction with a recruiting team often ends up being the determining factor in whether you actually get hired. So, clearly you need to stand out.

To do that, it helps to be mindful of what recruiters and hiring managers … [ Read more ]

A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

We’ve all been there — at the far end of the desk watching attentively at the interviewer as he tries to make sense of your professionally submitted resume. After he has some clarity on the type of employee you are going to be, he sets down the file and smiles at you while asking the dreaded question— “Tell me about yourself”

This is the question that … [ Read more ]

The Best Interview Questions We’ve Ever Published

Over the years here at the Review, we’ve collected and aggregated hundreds of interview questions recommended by top leaders in every field. Our goal in this piece is to present the very best questions we’ve heard for hiring incredible performers — with deep dives into interviewing technical and product candidates in particular. We hope having them all in one place will make your future hiring … [ Read more ]

A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

“So, tell me about yourself.” What seems like such a simple question can really make you sweat, especially in an interview. What, exactly, should you share—not just to build rapport, but to show that you’re the perfect fit for the job?

10 Interview Tips You Really Need to Know

You’re probably bored of interview tips about dressing professionally and showing up on time; we know we are. That’s because these are the bare minimum you can do when you need to secure a new job – if you can’t dress yourself; it’s not so much interview tips that you need as another few years in school. So today we’re going to take a look … [ Read more ]

Proven Answers to “What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses”

When it comes to job interview questions, the question “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” is definitely among the most asked about. It’s also a question, which can be difficult to answer in a way that impresses the interviewer. In this guide, we’ll explain the reasons behind the question and provide you three strategies for listing your strengths, as well as your weaknesses. We’ll also … [ Read more ]

15 Good Questions Jobseekers Should Ask in Interviews

In this guide, we explore 1) why to ask questions during the job interview and 2) the most helpful questions you should ask the interviewer.

102 Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers

Perhaps the most important set of questions that interviewers will ask candidates are behavioral questions, which assess how your past experiences in certain situations will come in handy for the company you are applying to. It can be argued that behavioral questions are the most difficult and most important part of any job interview. They are deceptively more difficult than technical questions, which catches many … [ Read more ]

Here’s what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling as they seem.

That’s why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.

Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate. Here are 23 of them.

Assessment: Are You Ready for That Job Interview?

You’ve scored an interview, and it’s time to prepare. Should you believe your colleague who says to wear a suit even though the company is a tech start-up? Should you trust your friend who tells you, “Just be yourself”? There’s so much conflicting advice out there—how do you know what tactics are best?

This assessment will test your knowledge. Consider each piece of conventional wisdom below … [ Read more ]

What Hiring Managers Actually Want to Know About You

Here is an insider look at what goes through a hiring manager’s mind during an interview. In general, employers are looking for the best technical and cultural fit that their budgets will allow for. While these questions will all go through their minds, the questions they end up asking usually aren’t as direct. So, know that no matter how wacky or irrelevant the question might … [ Read more ]

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

If you have ever been in an interview, then you have undoubtedly had to answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” question. It is so common that it is often neglected during our interview preparation. However, it is arguably the most important interview question as it sets the tone for the rest of the interview. To effectively answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” question, your response … [ Read more ]

Prepare These 15 Stories for Your Next Job Interview

Storytelling is perhaps the best way to present information so it’s memorable and relatable, and it can make you stand out especially in job interviews. Career expert Liz Ryan of Human Workspace drew up this poster to help you arm yourself with stories before your next interview.

The perfect response to a very personal interview question

If an interviewer asks you what your spouse does for a living, it’s good to have a clever retort. But what does that question really mean?

Six Questions That Will Ease Your Mind Before an Interview

As you gear up for an interview, you’re likely agonizing over the questions you’ll be asked, the answers you’ll give, and how to make the best possible first impression. Most of your preparation will probably focus on the time you spend face-to-face with your interviewer. But to be 100% prepared, there are a few things you’ll want to clarify before you show up in your … [ Read more ]

Responding to Interview Questions: the Ultimate Guide

The length of your job interview responses matters more than you might think. Talk too little, and you’re an introverted paranoid/Rainman. Talk too much, and people can’t imagine themselves hanging out with you, which is 95 percent of the interview game. The people interviewing you already like your knowledge, skills and abilities. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have been brought in for a live interview with … [ Read more ]

The Five Basic Questions Interviewers Really Want You to Answer

The reason you will always struggle to prepare answers to every single question you are asked in an interview is that the interviewer themselves didn’t prepare them. They don’t really care too much about all the answers you give either. What we do know is that an interviewer has one major objective to fulfill and that is to get the answers to the five basic … [ Read more ]