The Worst Interview Question Ever Until Now

Business owners and hiring managers pay attention. It’s a given that you all want to hire exceptional people for your business. The challenge is that those of you who are not seasoned interviewers face a daunting task when trying to figure out the right interview questions to ask. To make matters worse your main resource center of information, also known as the Internet, is full of bad interviewing advice. Many websites claim to provide sample questions that are the best for assessing applicant’s skills and attitude. Yet more often than not these questions are incredibly ineffective.To top it off there is one interview questions that is repeatedly recommended as a must have when conducting interviews and it gets my vote for one of the worst interview questions ever. Let me use a scenario to paint a picture. […]

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    How to Conduct an Interview: The 1 Question Customer Service Interview

How to Conduct an Interview: The 1 Question Customer Service Interview

Hypothetically speaking.you are permanently stuck on a beautiful tropical island. You decide that you are going to make the most of your new life and open the best restaurant the island has ever seen. Your key ingredients to success are a mouth-watering menu, fantastic ambience and most importantly the best customer service on the island. The only problem is you don’t have your copy of The Right Hire and it’s 5 Interview Template system to provide you the interview questions you need to ask. Furthermore you only have time to ask 1 interview question as there are just too many people to interview. What are you going to do?Don’t despair. The good news is that if you were to ever find yourself in a bind like this, there is one key interview question that you must ask for any customer service position you are hiring for. I will get to the big question reveal in a minute. […]

5 Key Interview Questions You Need to Hire SEO Experts

In this wonderful digital age we are living in, business owners and sales people rely more and more on their company’s website to attract website traffic and convert that traffic into sales. Unfortunately most of us know very little about how to actually accomplish this. SEO (search engine optimization) is a term you hear a lot these days. However if you are a non-techie like me just the mention of SEO causes an instant dazed and confused look.The problem is that SEO is really important in driving sales to your business. It’s great to have a slick website but if no one visits it then it really has no productive value. It is important to do some research to understand the power of SEO so that you have an appreciation for what it can bring to your business.That said, even with some research under our belts it is still a complex specialty. A lot of the time we rely on the so-called IT experts to do the SEO Optimization for us. So how do we know if our newly hired IT professional is an SEO expert if we don’t actually have a clue what they need to bring to the table to fully optimize our websites? […]

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    An Oldie but a Goodie: Interview Questions you Should Never Ask

An Oldie but a Goodie: Interview Questions you Should Never Ask

Don’t you wish interviews weren’t so formal? Wouldn’t it be nice to just wing it and ask applicants whatever you wanted? I would love to tell you this approach to interviewing is possible but hiring in this manner often ends in disaster. Those of you who follow the Five Interviews system know the importance of a solid interview process and know the winging it way does not cut it when hiring for top talent.In the modern world of interviewing you simply can’t ask an applicant anything you want. As much as you would like to ask how old an applicant is, if they have children or what country they are from, there are laws that prevent you from doing so. These laws protect people from being discriminated against and if you are found to be discriminatory in your hiring practices you could face hundreds of thousands of dollars in owed compensation and fines. […]