interview questions

  • The 3 key questions in a job interview

    Companies are hiring again, but interviewers may be a bit rusty.  Here are the 3 most important things to ask.

    By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Executive coach Terry R. Bacon has seen his share of painful job interviews. But sometimes the wince-inducing performance comes from the interviewer, not the candidate.

    In one case, an engineer and project manager -- call him Jim -- joined a hiring committee for his first-ever experience MORE

    Aug 31, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • The most ridiculous job interview questions

    As if job interviews weren't stressful enough, hiring managers at some of the largest companies have taken to throwing real curve balls. Here's a sampling of the wackiest questions.

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- With about five candidates for every job opening these days, some responsible for hiring decisions have resorted to desperate measures in their efforts to narrow the field. Researchers at career site culled through tens of MORE

    Apr 5, 2011 11:10 AM ET
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