High-Impact Interview Questions

701 Behavior-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job

Author: Victoria Hoevemeyer

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814438830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Ask the right questions. Hire the best people. Most prospective hires come well prepared. So how do you get past the polished exteriors and rehearsed replies to discover what applicants are actually like? High-Impact Interview Questions shows you how to dig deeper using competency-based behavioral interviewing methods to uncover truly relevant and useful information. By having candidates describe specific, job-related situations (rather than relying on traditional questions), you'll gain a clearer picture of past behaviors-and more accurately predict future performance. Packed with hundreds of questions matched to in-demand skills, this user-friendly guide simplifies the process of selecting the right person for each position. Offering advice on evaluating answers and assessing cultural fit, the second edition of High-Impact Interview Questions features dozens of all-new questions designed to gauge accountability, assertiveness, attention to detail, judgment, follow-through, risk-taking, social media usage, and more. Hiring a dream employee takes more than a hunch. This book helps you ask the tough but necessary questions that reveal the real person behind the resume.
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High-Impact Interview Questions

Author: Victoria Hoevemeyer

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814429112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 2866

"Tell me about a time...." The words evoke a child's fairy-tale innocence. Yet when used by an interviewer, they can help to determine the suitability of a job candidate by eliciting real-world examples of behaviors and experience that can save you and your organization from making a bad hiring decision. High-Impact Interview Questions shows you how to use competency-based behavioral interviewing methods that will uncover truly relevant and useful information. By having applicants describe specific situations from their own experience during previous jobs (rather than asking them hypothetical questions about "what would you do if..."), you'll be able to identify specific strengths and weaknesses that will tell you if you've found the right person for the job. But developing such behavior-based questions can be time-consuming and difficult. High-Impact Interview Questions saves you both time and effort. The book contains 701 questions you'll be able to use or adapt for your own needs, matched to 62 in-demand skills such as customer focus, motivation, initiative, adaptability, teamwork, and more. It allows you to move immediately to the particular skills you want to measure, and quickly find just the right tough but necessary questions to ask during an interview. Asking behavior-based questions is by far the best way to discover crucial details about job candidates. High-Impact Interview Questions gives you the tools and guidance you need to gather this important information before you hire.
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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire

Author: Paul Falcone

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814439160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1780

With more than 120,000 copies sold, this hiring classic gets results. Why do so many promising job candidates turn out to be disappointing employees? How can you consistently hire the right people at the right time for the right roles? Employment expert Paul Falcone supplies the tools you need to land top talent. The third edition of his practical and popular book is packed with interview questions, each designed to reveal the real person sitting across the table. What is the applicant’s motivation for changing jobs? How well does he handle stress? Does she consistently show initiative? Managers learn to define the key criteria they seek in their next hire and pose strategic questions to uncover these qualities, including: Achievement-anchored questions Questions that gauge likeability and fit Pressure-cooker questions Holistic questions that invite self-assessment Questions tailored to sales, mid-level, or senior management positions And more Complete with guidelines for analyzing answers, asking follow-up questions, checking references, and making winning offers — as well as new chapters on evaluating freelancers and onboarding successfully — the book simplifies the hiring process and puts people in place who can get the job done.
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Behavioral Interview Guide

A Practical, Structured Approach for Conducting Effective Selection Interviews

Author: Tom S. Turner

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412042852

Category: Psychology

Page: 142

View: 5330

Is your organization using the most effective type of interviewing in your hiring and promotional processes? Selection research results indicate that the most valid type of interview to use is a structured, behavioral interview that is focused on the success related knowledge, skills and personal qualities. Behavioral Interviewing Guide provides you with a practical step-by-step approach for planning, conducting and evaluating a structured, behavioral interview. Some of the many supporting documents, guides and techniques included in the book are: Selection criteria definitions, Twenty five pages of categorized behavioral questions, Generic interview guides for both management and non-management positions, Self assessment quiz, and; Generic behavioural background/reference check guide. By using the practices and techniques presented in the Behavioral Interview Guide you will hire or promote good performers more often. Is it worth it? You bet! Selection research studies indicate good workers can do twice as much work as poor workers. In addition, each year a good worker is with an organization, they contribute a monetary value equivalent in the range of 70% to 140% of their annual salary. Bad decisions, equipment/material damage, accidents, and replacement hiring fees are just some of the substantial costs associated with hiring or promoting poor workers. The behavioral interview is based on the practical assumption that a person's past behavior will predict their future behavior. If a person has demonstrated strong initiative, work standards, ability to learn, judgment, flexibility, honesty, attendance etc. in past positions, they will, in all probability, continue to show the same behavior in future positions. The Behavioral Interview Guide provides you with hundreds of good behavioral questions to choose from and explains the necessary structure and steps to ensure interview success.
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501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers

And the Best Answers for Prospective Employees Revised 2nd Edition

Author: Dianna Podmoroff, MBA, CHRP

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1620230666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This updated 2015 book contains a wide variety of carefully worded questions for both employers and job seekers. Determine personality types, the type of work a person is best suited for, and much more!
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Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude

Author: Mark Murphy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071785868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7290

Build a high-performance workforce by abandoning skills-based hiring practices and focusing on employee attitude Hiring for Attitude offers a groundbreaking approach to recruiting, assessing, and selecting people with both tremendous skills but, more importantly, an attitude that aligns with the organization’s culture. Murphy cites his own company’s research and examines recent scientific studies about the practical effects a person’s attitude has on the outcome of his or her job performance. Clear and practical lessons are illuminated by numerous case studies of organizations like Microchip, Southwest Airlines, and The Ritz-Carlton.
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The EQ Interview

Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence

Author: Adele B. LYNN

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814409411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 649

With a growing body of research showing that Emotional Intelligence is one of the key indicators of success, smart hiring managers know that choosing employees based on their EQ makes sense. What they don't know is the best way to do it. The EQ Interview gives readers the skills and understanding they need to assess candidates' emotional intelligence and ensure that they're the right fit for the job. This practical guide explains the five areas of emotional intelligence, and how these competencies enhance job performance. The book then arms interviewers with more than 250 behavior-based questions specially formulated to help determine how applicants have used their EQ in past experiences. Readers will learn how they can analyze and interpret answers to predict future success, and even spot “EQ frauds” to avoid costly hiring mistakes. Filled with insightful examples, this is the one book that shows readers how to factor emotional intelligence into their hiring process.
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The Evaluation Interview

How to Probe Deeply, Get Candid Answers, and Predict the Performance of Job Candidates

Author: Richard A. Fear,Robert J. Chiron

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071377911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This reference features practical techniques on how to: get an interviewee to loosen up and feel at ease; assess an applicant's work history, education, social adjustment and motivation; probe for clues to behaviour; and get candid answers from candidates who may have something to hide.
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Interviewing and Selecting High Performers

Every Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing Techniques

Author: Richard H. Beatty

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471593591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Take the guesswork out of the most important decision you make! Interviewing and Selecting High Performers Every Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing Techniques Current studies show that high-quality workers outproduce poor ones by 25% to 50%. Moreover, these findings reveal the alarmingly high direct and indirect costs companies pay when they hire the wrong people. So why, asks Richard Beatty, would you want to rely on "hit-and-miss" approaches to selecting new employees? In his latest practical, career-oriented guide, Beatty says you no longer have to. Instead, this renowned consultant and author shows how you can consistently choose high-quality performers who fit both your company's immediate needs and long-term strategic goals. Interviewing and Selecting High Performers provides you with an integrated, airtight, step-by-step selection process. Using a high-performance predictive model, this system clarifies the key qualifications needed by candidates for high performance of specific jobs and provides a rigorous interview design approach that enables you to objectively measure whether a particular candidate meets that criteria. With the help of reproducible evaluation forms, you're able to accurately weigh the strengths and weaknesses of various prospects and account for the inevitable tradeoffs involved in the selection process, so that you minimize the risks inherent in the employment decision. In addition, Interviewing and Selecting High Performers offers you unmatched support, including: * Sound, field-tested interviewing techniques * Step-by-step instructions for designing effective interviews * Guidance on opening, conducting, and closing the interview, so that you get the information you need while putting your company in the best light * More than 500 behaviorally-based questions covering 32 topic areas that help you determine a prospect's overall job fitness
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Ask the Right Questions, Hire the Best People

Author: Ronald W. Fry

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601631081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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An updated edition by the best-selling author of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions outlines step-by-step strategies for identifying excellent candidates, covering such topics as writing accurate job descriptions, identifying key competencies and recognizing what candidates are actually saying.
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The Manager's Book of Questions: 751 Great Interview Questions for Hiring the Best Person

Author: John Kador

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071371049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5281

The Manager's Book of Questions is the first of its kind tool for recruitment managers and executives a powerhouse of terrific interview questions for hiring top-notch talent for any job. Is the applicant a team player? How does the applicant handle stress? Can the applicant think on his or her feet? How do you determine aggressiveness in sales people or creativity in a product designer? You find hundreds of questions on these and many more topics to make your interviews more productive and give you the ammunition you need to make a smart decision. For anyone who does any hiring, regardless, of level, this is the "must-have" guide.
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Introduction to Market Access for Pharmaceuticals

Author: Mondher Toumi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315314584

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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Market access is the fourth hurdle in the drug development process and the primary driver for global income of any new drug. Without a strategy in place for pricing, showing value for effectiveness and an understanding of the target purchasers’ needs, the drug will fail to reach its intended market value. Introduction to Market Access for Pharmaceuticals is based on an accredited course in this area, taken from the European Market Access University Diploma (EMAUD), and is affiliated with Aix Marseille University.
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Behavior-based Interviewing

Selecting the Right Person for the Job

Author: Terry L. Fitzwater

Publisher: Crisp Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781560525837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Annotation. Here's a new approach to interviewing prospective employees which takes on even more importance in the current lean market for qualified people. How do you find that right person for the job you have in the most efficient way? What kind of skills must they have? Critical questions can be addressed with a well-planned and structured interview using the objective principles outlined in this book. This approach calls for using concrete examples of how a candidate demonstrated a skill (or ability). Finding the person with the right qualities for each situation calls for the objective analysis this approach presents. Many managers do not take the time, or put forth the effort required, but this book demonstrates that it takes a well designed approach to make a good choice and shows how to arrive at an objective evaluation and decision.
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45 Effective Ways for Hiring Smart!

How to Predict Winners and Losers in the Incredibly Expensive People-reading Game

Author: Pierre Mornell

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580085148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 2371

In today's fiercely competitive workplace, people are any organization's most valuable asset. This manual offers advice on evaluating and selecting the right person for the right job, and includes 45 strategies designed to take the measure of a candidate, emphasizing behaviour, not words.
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Hire With Your Head

Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams

Author: Lou Adler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118428706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Hire with Your Head Updated with new case studies and more coverage of the impact and importance of the Internet in the hiring process, this indispensable guide has shown tens of thousands of managers and human resources professionals how to find the perfect candidate for any position. Lou Adler's Performance-based Hiring is more powerful than ever! "We have chosen Performance-based Hiring because it's a comprehensive process, it's behaviorally grounded, managers and recruiters find it easy to use, and it works." -Marshall Utterson, Director Staffing, AIG Enterprise Services, LLC "Everyone's looking for the perfect means to make effective hiring decisions. A trained interviewer armed with the right tools is the best solution. Performance-based Hiring is a proven methodology to get these results." -John Ganley, Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, Quest Software "Any staffing director that doesn't send all of their people through Performance-based Hiring training is missing out on top talent, plain and simple. This should be the standard throughout the industry." -Dan Hilbert, Recruiting Manager, Valero Energy Corporation "Performance-based Hiring has been the most successful recruitment tool that we have added to our organization over the past few years. In fact, these tools have not only produced amazing outcomes-in terms of selecting the best fit in an extremely tight labor market-but with a level of success among our operations customers that I have rarely seen with other HR products." -Trudy Knoepke-Campbell, Director, Workforce Planning, HealthEast(r) Care System
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Competency-Based Interviews, Revised Edition

How to Master the Tough Interview Style Used by the Fortune 500s

Author: Robin Kessler

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 160163594X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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People interviewing for jobs today often fail because they are using yesterday’s strategies. Technology is becoming more sophisticated and virtual assessment centers are being used to assess how strong candidates are in key competency areas. Global competencies are being used to help organizations choose people for international assignments or simply to work on diverse international teams. The best employers are constantly changing the way interviews are done. This newly revised edition of Competency-Based Interviews offers you a new and more effective way to handle the tough new interviews so that you will emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and that employers demand. Preparing for a competency-based interview will give you the strategy you need to: Be selected for the most competitive positions Win the best job at a new organization Get a great first job or internship Be chosen for that critical promotion in your current organization Take control of your career path Increase your salary Secure more interesting assignments and more interesting work
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The War Against Boys

How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501125427

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1966

An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.
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You've Gotta Have Heart

Achieving Purpose Beyond Profit in the Social Sector

Author: Cass WHEELER

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814413773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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We all know that the definition for success in the corporate world is fairly straightforward. To be considered great, companies first need to turn a profit. For organizations in the social sector, however, the challenge is much bigger. To be truly effective, they must stay relevant and, above all, stay true to their mission. For the past thirty-five years, Cass Wheeler has ensured that the American Heart Association has fulfilled its calling to save lives and educate the public about heart disease by adopting some of the same strategies used in the for-profit sector. In You’ve Gotta Have Heart, he shows people at all levels of a nonprofit how to make sure their hard work really pays off. Using examples of some of the American Heart Association and others, Wheeler reveals the leadership skills that will help employees, volunteers, and board members excel at their jobs, become good role models, and build a more visionary, creative, and disciplined nonprofit organization. Readers will discover: why a mission statement is not the same as a sense of mission • the characteristics of successful nonprofit leaders • how to combine the nonprofit mission with the management lessons of the business world • how to define an organization’s core values and business model Filled with honest, practical, and thoughtful lessons from the author’s own experience, this book will ensure that nonprofits of every size continue to do great and be great.
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Onboarding

How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time

Author: George B. Bradt,Mary Vonnegut

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470524916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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A guide to getting new employees recruited, oriented, and productive—FAST "Onboarding," a growing trend in the business community, is a focused methodology that gets people in new roles up to speed quickly and efficiently. This book guides you through a process that enables you to recruit, orient, and enable your new employees to get the job done. Learn how to inspire and encourage your new employees to deliver better results faster. George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut’s Onboarding helps ensure that your new employees are productive and efficient from day one. You’ll learn how to help them assimilate into your corporate culture and accelerate their learning. Onboarding is one of the hottest trends in business This is the first book about onboarding George Bradt is a leading speaker and consultant, and the author of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan For business leaders and managers who want well-trained, responsive, efficient, and effective employees, Onboarding helps you get the best from your new employees.
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