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Interviewers know what they don’t want in a candidate


Forty-nine percent of hiring managers and HR pros who conduct job interviews think they know within five minutes whether or not a candidate will be a good fit, according to a new poll by CareerBuilder.

Snapshot: 5 cities with the quickest interview cycles


On average, the job interview process in the United States takes 23.8 days. It’s much faster in these five cities.

Celebrity CEOs: What they ask in interviews


According to a recent Business Insider report, here are the go-to questions of 12 top leaders.

Be ready to show you hired the best candidate


Unsuccessful applicants often believe they didn’t get hired because of some form of discrimination. You had better be ready to show that the person you hired was clearly better qualified. If you can do that, chances are a discrimination lawsuit will be tossed out fast.

Delete identifiable details from résumés, applications


Scrub applications and résumés of information that may reveal identifying personal characteristics. That way, hiring managers or screening committees won’t initially know details that might lead to claims of discrimination.

Who’s controlling the interview: You or the candidate?


When you interview with a résumé in front of you, the applicant controls the interview. You naturally find yourself referring to the résumé throughout the interview and asking questions related to that information. That’s exactly what the applicant wants.

Large companies phasing out salary history queries


Sixty-five percent of executives surveyed by the Korn Ferry consulting firm believe their companies will stop asking job applicants about their salary histories, even in locations that haven’t outlawed it.

Résumé lies are on the rise

What’s the truth about lying on résumés? Almost half of workers (46%) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a résumé, a 25-point jump from a 2011 survey.

San Francisco bans asking applicants about salary history

San Francisco has become the latest jurisdiction to enact a law banning employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. The San Francisco “Parity in Pay” Ordinance will go into effect July 1, 2018. Penalties for noncompliance will go into effect a year later.

14 interview questions that get to the heart of the candidate

Interview questions need not be tricky. But they do need to reveal the character of what might be the next person on your payroll. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking your next candidate, and what his or her answers might reveal.
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