One Interview Question Is More Important Than a Resume?

I recently read an article entitled: “85% Believe an Insightful Interview Question Is More Important Than the Application or Resume.”

Sounds reasonable enough on the surface, but the suggested interview questions that followed were so commonplace that any prepared jobseeker would have canned answers at the ready, while others were worded so ineptly that they clearly spelled out the answer the interviewer would want to hear.

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Most insightful interview questionBesides, the applicant won’t get an interview unless the application or resume merit one, so both the advance paperwork and the in-person responses (to truly insightful interview questions) are equally important.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at