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Tally cofounders Jason Brown and Jasper Platz.

The CEO of a startup that just raised $25 million asks every potential hire the same question, and it has nothing to do with work

A company runs smoother when all its employees are aligned with its mission. Jason Brown, the CEO of Tally, has an unusual way of finding that out.
David Steckel, cofounder of Setter.

A startup founder who’s raised $10 million has a rule to weed out job candidates who seem a little too good to be true

If you've never failed before, you won't get a job at the home-maintenance startup Setter.
"I'd much rather bring somebody into the organization that has taken risks and failed than [somebody who] has always taken the safe route," says Traci Wilk (pictured).

An HR exec who’s worked at Starbucks and Coach was recently asked a surprising question by a job candidate that rocketed them to the top of the ...

Consider asking some job-interview questions about how you'll fare at the company, given your relative strengths and weaknesses.
"I'd much rather bring somebody into the organization that has taken risks and failed than [somebody who] has always taken the safe route," says Traci Wilk (pictured).

Starbucks’ former HR exec says a job candidate’s answer to a simple interview question predicts success better than their entire resume

Asking interview questions about challenging work experiences helps Traci Wilk discern whether a candidate is willing to learn from their mistakes.

Google used to ask these interview questions, but they’re so tricky they were eventually banned

Future Googlers should be thrilled they don't have to answer these interview questions anymore.
Beeswax's founders, from left, Shamim Samadi, Ari Paparo, and Ram Rengaswamy.

Former Googlers who run their own tech startup ask candidates 3 questions that seem to have nothing to do with the job

Questions during a job interview don't always have to do with the job itself.
Soft skills are crucial.

13 interview questions hiring managers ask to test your personality

Your interviewer will likely assess your personality and soft skills during the interview, even if you don't realize it. Questions like "If you were an animal, what would you be and why?" may seem frivolous — but they have a purpose.
Some interview questions might actually be designed to confuse you.

21 job interview questions that are designed to trick you

Interviewers sometimes ask trick questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. Keep reading for 21 tricky questions you might face in your next interview — and for some expert advice on how to answer them.
Sometimes, finding a nanny isn't easy.

I was a nanny for 5 years — here are the only questions parents should ask during the interview

When it comes to hiring someone to look after your children, being vague won't help you in the long run. Get specific and borrow these questions when it comes time to interview your next babysitter or nanny.
Companies are becoming less and less surprised to hear it, says Erica Kewsin, pictured.

An executive coach says practically everyone forgets to ask the job interview question that exposes a big red flag

Among the job interview questions for the hiring manager, include something about the company's approach to professional development. If there isn't a culture of regular feedback on employees' performance and goals, that could be a red flag.