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Easy Questions Just Got Tougher

9 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Tell me your strengths. That is the question every candidate enjoys answering, more so than the typical tell me about yourself opening question that amazingly makes so many people uncomfortable. Well, I hate to the bearer of bad news, but this nice tell me about your strengths question in today’s market actually requires careful thought, […] Read more»

Own Your Weaknesses

10 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Some of the worst answers I ever heard in candidate interviews came in response to one question. What are your weaknesses? Candidates know, or should know, that this question is coming, just as certain as the sun will rise in the East and set in the West each day.  What amazes me and amuses me […] Read more»

The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»