The Golden Rule of Interviewing

You probably know the old saying – he who has the gold makes the rules! But, with interviewing, there is another golden rule, one that can affect your ability to get the job you want.  Managers will hire anyone when they believe the person will create more value than they cost.  No matter what other questions you get asked during an interview, you must make sure to answer the most important questions – HOW WILL YOU ADD VALUE TO OUR COMPANY? This question may seem obvious, but I think you may be surprised at how rarely it appears in interviews.  Nowadays, companies use a wide range of selection methods including […]

Land Your First Job, Prep for Career Success

Last Sunday was graduation in my town. There was the expected hoopla – families and parties everywhere, traffic jams, and crowds at every restaurant. And, there was one uninvited though not unexpected guest – anxiety about finding a job. The Atlantic recently offered a good analysis of the current market for grads. The conclusions were clear – unemployment is higher than normal, underemployment is prevalent, with an uncertain future tied to whatever passes for economic recovery. In short, prospects for that first job are difficult, unless you have one of a few valuable, scarce skill sets. That said, I believe that there are several steps that COULD help you land […]