I spend a lot of time providing career advice to friends and family. Recently I talked with my friend “Sam” (name changed to protect the innocent) who is a super star candidate. He looks great on paper and is even better face-to-face. Sam is the super star you loaded all the … [Read more...] about The WTF Interview
Archives for February 2012
Sometimes the best advice is to ignore someones "helpful" advice. In the next couple weeks I'll be talking about experiences where I've disregarded bad advice. What about you? What advice have you received and chucked out the window as … [Read more...] about Advice I Never Took Part 1 – Smile Less
I was reading an article about Ayn Rand the other day (don't worry this is not about laissez faire capitalism) and came across this quote, which is one of my favorite quotes from her: Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the … [Read more...] about The Smallest Minority
A long time ago I was asked in an interview if I liked people. Puzzled by the question I responded that yes of course I liked people. The interviewer (lets call him Sam) told me "If you like people don't get into HR." Based on my interactions with Sam I think he developed that … [Read more...] about Like People? HR is not for you
Congratulations super star! In the worst economic conditions in decades you have managed to network your way to the job of your dreams! As you sail out of the old office your mind is already racing ahead to the new and better digs. You are thinking about pictures for your new … [Read more...] about You got the job…How do you keep it?