15+ Unique Interview Questions (+ How to Answer)
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by Maja Stojanovic
1d ago
Years ago, when I applied for an office manager position, I got this question in an interview: “If you look at a clock and the time is 3:12, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands?” I was always bad at math so I panicked immediately. It took me longer than I care to admit to come up with an answer. It was then that my disdain for weird interview questions began. After some time, I realized there’s nothing wrong with these interesting interview questions. Interviewers don’t ask them to undermine candidates but to get to know them and assess their skills. And there’s one right w ..read more
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9 Elevator Pitch Examples to Ensure You Stand Out
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by Maja Stojanovic
3w ago
You know the concept of an elevator pitch: a short, braggy speech you’re supposed to deliver in front of some big shot when you inevitably wind up in an elevator with them for 30 seconds. Nowadays, it’s like an automated, generic LinkedIn message. It’s inflated, overly self-promotional, and incredibly outdated. This kind of approach just doesn’t resonate in today’s business landscape. So what do you do if you need an elevator speech? You have hopes to sell yourself, land a job, get a client, or sell a product. Well, you need to learn a better way to create and present an elevator pitch. It doe ..read more
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How Idaho Department of Labor Tripled Engagement in One Year
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by Briana Dilworth
1M ago
When you start working for the state with the Department of Labor, your number one goal is to help people. But the longer you’re in your role, the more you’ll see people that come in once and never hear from them again. With younger people who don’t like physical meetings or phone calls, “ghosting” is becoming more and more common — even when you’re providing free help. We talked to Danilo Cabrera, Bureau Chief for Idaho Department of Labor, and Summer MacDonald, Program Manager, to see how they’ve overcome these issues using Big Interview. The challenge: Reaching Their Participants Online In ..read more
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12+ Job Interview Tips & Tricks (Verified Expert Advice)
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by Maja Stojanovic
1M ago
Job-seeking is a beautiful mess. You struggle with articulating your experiences and achievements. You get all worked up about finding the perfect answer to pretty much the same 10 interview questions. Then, you have to figure out if you’re a cultural fit, only to compete with hundreds of other people with very similar backgrounds. Ah, the price we pay to afford our instaworthy vacations and endless supply of athleisure. The good news is that interviewing doesn’t have to be that hard. In this article, we’ll give you 12 quick interview tips to help you prepare, know what to expect, and how to a ..read more
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“What Can You Contribute to the Company?” How to Answer
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by Bojana Krstic
2M ago
This is one of the most straightforward questions you can get in a job interview. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to answer. Quite the opposite — most candidates find it difficult to figure out what exactly they bring to the table. Here’s what you’ll learn in this guide: What the interviewers are looking for when they ask “What can you contribute to the company?” How to prepare your response in 3 easy steps. What to include in your answer (with 4 sample answers to copy). Don’t waste days compiling overused interview techniques. Get original answers to every single question you could expe ..read more
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16 Common Phone Interview Questions & How to Answer
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by Maja Stojanovic
2M ago
“Phone interviews are awesome because the interviewer can’t see me frantically walking around my room.” I laughed when I spoke to a friend who recently had a phone interview. It never occurred to me, but it made perfect sense. “On the other hand,” he said, “it’s hard relying solely on voices in an interview. It’s difficult to express my enthusiasm through my voice. Plus, the interviewer’s voice is the only indicator of how the interview is going.” Phone interviews can feel nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. In this article, you’ll learn: What makes phone interviews different fro ..read more
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How to Answer “Why Are You Interested in This Position?”
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by Maja Stojanovic
2M ago
Certain questions in a job interview can make candidates (and even recruiters) roll their eyes because of how overplayed they are. “Why are you interested in this position?” is pretty high on that eye-roll list. But this question is not a hurdle. If anything, it’s an opportunity for you to shine through and showcase your skills and resourcefulness. All it takes is a bit of preparation and background knowledge on why they ask this question and what you should cover in your answer. In this article, you’ll get to know: Why interviewers ask “why are you interested in this position?” How to prepar ..read more
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20+ Sales Associate Interview Questions (& Sample Answers)
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by Pamela Skillings
3M ago
To interview well as a sales associate, you need to cover 3 key steps: understand the company and the role really well, anticipate the most common sales associate interview questions, and then make your answers condensed, thoughtful, and confident. Companies are careful when hiring for this role — after all, you’ll work closely with customers, and have the power to influence their buying decisions. In this article, you’ll learn: How to answer sales associate interview questions to convince hiring managers you’ve got what it takes to succeed. 23 common behavioral, situational, and role-based q ..read more
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The STAR Interview Method: How to Answer + Examples
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by Maja Stojanovic
3M ago
The STAR method is the best way to answer behavioral interview questions. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result, and will help you create structured, concise, and engaging responses. Whenever you need to tell a story to demonstrate your skills, STAR is your go-to. If “telling a story” sounds intimidating, don’t worry. If you prepare a little in advance, it becomes a breeze. And this is what we’re here to help you with. After reading this article, you’ll know: What is the STAR method and how to use it for the greatest impact How to make your STAR answers shine brig ..read more
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How to Write a Follow-Up Email After an Interview: 6 Templates
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by Maja Stojanovic
4M ago
Post-interview follow-up emails are the cherry on top of your job application. They keep you on top of interviewers’ minds, make you look resourceful and proactive, and might even help you make it to the next round. But how do you write one that’s memorable? When should you send it? And what if they don’t respond? In this article, you’ll learn: How to write a thank-you follow-up email at various interviewing stages How to nudge an unresponsive recruiter with a follow-up email How to write a follow-up email if you get another offer When to send a follow-up email, how to structure it, and how t ..read more
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