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How to Decode Cryptic Interview Questions

There's more to an interview than just answering questions. In fact, often the answers you give are less important than the inferences that an interviewer makes from them. If you understand this, you can demonstrate that you have the strong communications skills that so many people claim, but far fewer actually possess. A good interviewer is trained to get to know a candidate's personality, temperament, self-confidence, overall maturity, and more. These are qualities that can't be ascertained directly, but make a key difference in hiring decisions. In my latest article, which appears in U.S. News & World Report, I explain the questions behind the questions you are likely to be asked in an interview, and reveal what interviewers are really evaluating. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ► Decode interview questions image via Shutterstock

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