When I was asked by Careers in Government to write a guest post, I thought about where my experience, as someone who was on the front lines of international business and who was charged and sentenced for foreign bribery (FCPA), might be relevant. So, I went to the “About Us” page of the web site … Read More »
Short of getting an offer, getting the call or email to schedule a phone interview is one of the best feelings one can have in their job search. It means you’ve made it through the first hurdle of having your resume reviewed. And it’s an important step too. From a recruiter’s perspective, it’s the part of the … Read More »
As a career mentor, one of the most frequent inquiries I get asked is:
“What are the best questions to ask during a job interview?”
So, broken down by the most common priorities for job seekers (including just getting the job!), here are the questions that impress me the most when I’m hiring:
Priority: Teamwork and Testing Passion
What … Read More »
Maybe you’re an Alan Jackson fan and maybe you’re not. Either way I’m sure the question has come up in conversation in your life at least once. Maybe you were asked by someone at a party or on the anniversary or just at one of those, well you know, those moments. Without a doubt you … Read More »
Using Twitter to quickly find your next job?
It’s a good idea- the USA has the most Twitter users of any country on Earth in 2014, according to a report that appeared in Forbes this past May. And many, many of them are recruiters and companies looking to hire.
Here are a few essential tools that will … Read More »
Are you hyped to spring out of bed on Monday morning and dive into your work? OR Are you already counting down to next weekend?
This is not a new revelation, but if your work incorporates your passion…it doesn’t feel like work anymore!
I recently returned from vacation in Europe and spent some … Read More »
If they don’t, it may negatively affect your leadership status. Know, like and trust is a popular concept often applied in marketing efforts. The premise behind it is that consumers tend to buy from those whom they know, like and trust. The same idea applies to the world of leadership: people are more open to … Read More »
When people talk about their managers and co-workers playing games at the office, they usually aren’t talking about Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Monopoly, or Scrabble. They are instead talking about people engaging in excessively political behavior, managing by deception and misdirection, and stretching the limits of the truth on a daily basis. … Read More »
If you’re an introvert, going out on job interviews and charming employers might not be your strong point. In fact you may dread interviews and stress about it for days, or even weeks before.
Some of the common complaints given by employers related to introverts are: (1) It can be like pulling teeth trying to get … Read More »
Based on my experience, some of today’s employees need a more hands-on approach to work ethic expectations. The best time to do that is when he or she starts with your entity. However, like many of you, I struggle with not only the “what,” but also the “how” of that process. So, I will endeavor … Read More »