Talented people frequently ask me in frustration, “Why do I keep coming in second? I have all the skills, but I don’t seem to get picked”
If there is any secret in being the one who wins the job — it’s to make yourself be the obvious choice.
I’ll start out by saying that I hate this question. Everyone hates this question. As various techniques, styles and technologies for hiring come and go out of fashion, this question persists like a cockroach. So I thought I would take the time to document my advice on dealing most effectively with this question. Read More
This post is a short reminder to make sure that you capture your best stories.
Capture your proud moments
We all tend to get so busy that work and life can just fly by at a very fast pace. Read More
If there is any secret in being the one who wins the job — it’s to do start doing the job before you are in it.
There are lots of people looking for work right now.
And there are also many people trying to position themselves for a promotion. Read More
I almost hired a guy sight unseen once who had on his resume “wheelchair rugby champion”.
He was also very talented – but that’s not what impressed me initially, or most.
I have interviewed hundreds of people for executive and senior management positions. Read More