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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 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude, Interview Questions | 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 Hiring for Attitude, Interview Questions, Video | 0 comments | 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 19 December, 2016 Hiring for Attitude, Interview Questions, Quizzes | 10 comments | 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 14 October, 2016 Hiring for Attitude, Video | 1 comment | 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 →

Video: Problems With Behavioral Interview Questions

Everybody is familiar with behavioral interview questions. And in general, the idea behind them is good. Basically, you ask about a past situation that somebody faced as a way of predicting future behavior. All good. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 26 September, 2016 Behavioral Interview Questions, Hiring for Attitude, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

Video: Talented Terrors

Talented TerrorsThere is no such thing as a high performer with a bad attitude. When we talk about dealing with difficult people, think of performance as having two major components: Skills and Attitude. Now here's somebody that has great skills and a great attitude, this is a high performer. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 September, 2016 Hiring for Attitude, Performance Appraisal, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

In Job Interviews, Ask Candidates About Mistakes They've Made

Job InterviewMistakes. We all make them, but some of us respond more constructively than others when they happen. You don’t want to wait until someone is on your payroll to find out what they’ll do when they blunder. 

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  • Video: Goofball Questions

      Goofball Questions Are One of The Worst Interview Questions to Ask 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... Read more →

  • Take More Accountability For Your Career: 3 Questions I'm Commonly Asked

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ If you’re not working on the right projects, heading in right directions and marshaling your best resources in the right places, a great career filled with growth and... Read more →

  • Quiz: How Do You React To Constructive Criticism?

    We’re all going to receive constructive criticism at some point. So the big question is “how will I react to constructive criticism?” Some people react personally, asking “Why did this person just criticize me?” Some react by saying “I need... Read more →