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Video: Always and Never

Interview questions and answers are critical to hiring success, and one thing we want to be careful of when we’re talking about interview questions and answers is not hiring people who say the words “always” and “never” a lot. Here's why.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 March, 2017 Behavioral Interview Questions, Hiring for Attitude, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

You Actually Can Teach Employees How To Have A Great Attitude

Teaching attitude is something that a lot of leaders give up on before they even try. They say “Pat just is the way he is. He’s a little cranky, and he’s a little sarcastic, but I can’t do much about that.” But when you look at great leaders, they do teach attitude, and so can you.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 March, 2017 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude, Leadership Skills | 1 comment | Read more →

Video: Coachability

Coachability: Interview Tips
One of the key interview tips comes from the number one reason why new hires fail. When they fail, it is Coachability, or rather, a lack thereof that is why they fail. Coachability basically means they can't anticipate feedback, they can't accept feedback...

Posted by Mark Murphy on 31 January, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

Quiz: Could You Pass This Job Interview?

Thanks to research like our Hiring For Attitude project, interviewers are becoming increasingly sophisticated.  Are you up-to-date with the latest techniques?  Can you pass this job interview?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 24 January, 2017 Behavioral Interview Questions, Hiring for Attitude, Quizzes | 10 comments | Read more →

A Behavioral Interview Question To Test If Someone Can Motivate Themselves

Today’s organizations want to hire self-motivated, self-leading and self-sufficient people. Companies want people who are internally driven to give 100% effort at work; not people who require bribes, babysitting or cajoling to give maximum effort.
Of course, that’s a tough attribute to assess in an interview. And there are lots of interview questions that are just useless for measuring that attribute.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 January, 2017 Behavioral Interview Questions, Forbes, Hiring for Attitude | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Goofball Questions

Whenever we talk about Hiring for Attitude the discussion typically turns to what are the best and worst interview questions to ask. Now, there is always some group of people that will start asking pop-psychological kind of weird, goofball sort of questions. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 19 January, 2017 Behavioral Interview Questions, Forbes, Hiring for Attitude | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Company Seeker


Here’s one of the most important job interview tips you’ll ever get. This will seem a weird bit of career advice, and it may not immediately sound like it belongs to job interview tips, but don't be a job seeker. What do I mean by that?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 29 December, 2016 Behavioral Interview Questions, Hiring for Attitude, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

In Job Interviews, Use These 4 Sentences To Transition From Recruiting To Interviewing

InterviewWhen a candidate enters the room to interview, it signals a shift from recruiting: attracting them to the organization, to interviewing: conducting a diagnosis of skills and attitudes to see if they’re a fit for the organization. But one of the biggest mistakes hiring managers make is missing that signal and continuing to recruit when they should be interviewing.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 October, 2016 Constructive Criticism, Forbes, Hiring for Attitude | 0 comments | Read more →

Here's A Behavioral Interview Question For Testing If Candidates Can Handle Constructive Criticism

Constructive CriticismNo one likes getting tough feedback from the boss, but it’s often necessary to grow and develop on the job. Your company doesn’t want to hire folks who can’t constructively receive constructive criticism. You want people who can bounce back in a positive manner. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 11 October, 2016 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude | 0 comments | Read more →

The Best Interview Question To Test If Job Candidates Are Good At Teamwork

TeamworkTeamwork. It means something different in every organization, which means you need an interview question that effectively assesses whether or not a candidate is a fit for your unique definition of team.
Here are some examples of commonly asked interview questions that don’t work:

Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 October, 2016 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude | 0 comments | Read more →

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