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How Aggressively Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

The pandemic and economy have forced many people into the job market. The current unemployment rate is 13%, up from 3.5% pre-COVID. If you’re actively looking, you’re probably eager beat those odds and land something! At the same time, employers are facing many unknowns: whether to retain and retrain current employees signs of an economic […]

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How to Prep for a Successful Interview

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. — Archilochus Do these things and it will be impossible to fail! Many of you who work with me know that I like to create a background document to help my candidates prepare for their interviews. It contains a brief overview of the company, job description, relevant […]

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14 Favorite Interview Questions

What was the first way you made money? Used by Pharma exec, Cindy Whitehead to assess entrepreneurial ambition and hustle for her sales reps. We think it reveals truths about a person’s drive, work ethic and creativity: Did they build a slime empire in grade school, or was their first job post-college thru a family […]

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Your Resume Should Be an Ad, Not an Autobiography”

W2O’s Chief People Officer Deborah Hankin offers advice for a persuasive executive resume. Does your resume represent your best self? Are you proud of the way it conveys your experience to the world, or did you decide a while back “not to let perfect be the enemy of good?” I love that phrase too, but […]

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The Enlightened Interview

This post will show you how to apply customer experience concepts perfected by Danny Meyer and AirBNB to your interview preparation. I’m listening to Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table, about how he built his portfolio of restaurants. As New Yorkers, you’ve probably eaten at many of them: From Union Square Cafe to Gramercy Tavern […]

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Five Suggestions for Babyproofing Your Job Interview

In this Washington Post article from Masha Rumer, she recounts the challenges she faced returning to work after taking time off to raise her daughter. Once upon a time, I was a fan of job interviews. That all changed after I’d switched careers, had a baby and decided to spend the first year at home […]

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Glassdoor’s Top 10 List of Unusual Job Interview Questions

  Looking to spice things up next time you interview? Look no further! After collecting hundreds of thousands of interview questions shared by candidates over the last year, Glassdoor revealed its annual list of the toughest (and wackiest) questions job seekers could hear from potential employers in 2016. What’s the purpose of asking these curveball […]

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When Things Go Wrong in InterviewLand, Part 2

Past posts about interviews gone wrong assumed that the candidate screwed up. But we, as interviewers, also have a responsibility to shape the way interviews unfold. Imagine if a talk show host, news anchor or sports reporter didn’t prepare for an interview. They didn’t research what had already been written and asked silly questions, or […]

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