Advice on Tough Interview Questions

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on January 24, 2020 at 11:15:19 AM

Getting to truly know a candidate during an interview can be a daunting process.   Hiring as a whole can set a business back or move it forward just by making the best hires. People are your most valuable asset, and working to find, hire and retain the best people to meet your needs takes true commitment. Interviews are more than a get to know you process, they are a process to better understand work ethic, skills and how specific candidates may or may not fit in a company’s culture. We’ve all had that one interview that has thrown us off our game.  So how do you deal with some of the tough questions that can come up?  Here are a few typical questions that come to mind and some tips on how to structure your answers in an interview.    Tell me about yourself: Remember this is not an invitation to hone your stand up skills or detail your hobbies and family tree.  Structure a direct answer that explains who you are professionally, a brief statement of your skills and a key statement relevant to the type of work you are looking for.    Why should I hire you?: This question is your opportunity to...

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5 Books to Read in February

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 10:49:18 AM

The New One Minute ManagerKen Blanchard and Spencer JohnsonNow, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.Lunchmeat & Life LessonsMary LucasIn Lunch Meat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher's Wisdom, Mary offers a healthy dose of that sauce, which will empower everyone who reads this book to reach their full potential.TransForm: Dramatically Improve Your Career, Business, Relationships, and Life...One Simple Step at a TimeJeff HadenTransForm is based on four years of advice from a bestselling ghostwriter, leading Inc Magazine columnist, and LinkedIn Influencer Jeff Haden. It provides concrete, practical, real-world ways that anyone can increase personal productivity, improve professional relationships, achieve goals, become a better leader, develop both personally and professionally... and become remarkable.The CEO’s Guide To Talent AcquisitionGinni Garner and Tim Tolan and Russell ReindeauThe CEO's Guide to Talent Acquisition is an engaging, lightning-fast, insightful book in stark contrast to the overstuffed business tomes lining bookshelves today. Heavy on practicality, easy to pack in your carry-on bag, this field guide...

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 5 Thing to Skip Out On Saying at Work

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on January 12, 2020 at 07:23:37 PM

Learning the unwritten rules is easily one of the biggest challenges when you start a new job. You have to learn the ins and outs of the corporate culture—something that only comes over time through observation, experience, and perhaps even with the assistance of helpful coworkers who can help guide you along the way. But there may be unfortunate consequences if you don't learn these rules, including the worst-case scenario of losing your job. These rules apply to everyone within a company, from the custodial staff right up to the company's CEO. Avoid using the following five phrases at work and getting “your foot stuck in your mouth”.  You cannot take words back, so be careful what you say especially with colleagues.  Words give others all around you an impression, so make it the best one possible!   "It's all your fault." Teamwork is essential to any office or job.  Being a team player means you are in this together- good or bad.  Exclaiming it’s all someone else’s fault never implies teamwork.  Offer encouragement towards a solution for the issues.  A positive attitude that continually tries to move forward on to bigger and better things never goes unnoticed.       "It's all my fault." Again, teamwork is essential...

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