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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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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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Victor Erdos, Group Director, Digital Delivery, G2

What Makes a Successful Project Manager I had a phone interview scheduled with Victor earlier this year. I was running between appointments that day and called him from a crowded Starbucks. “Listen, I need 5 minutes to find a quiet place to hunker down,” I said. “Oh, well if you’re nearby, why don’t we just […]

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Hiring Accountable & Nice People

This is the final post in our 3-part series about Recognizing and Hiring On It people. Last week we talked about how to screen for qualities like Persistence, Entrepreneurial and Leadership. Today it’s Accountable and Conscientious, plus a few tips on how to motivate and retain your favorite On It team members. Accountable What it […]

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How to Hire On It People

Welcome back. In last week’s post we talked about the deeply moving experience of being around “On It” people… the people that volunteer to shovel dirt and end up moving mountains. Here’s what I promised for Part 2: How to identify and screen for the On It qualities, e.g. Entrepreneurial, Natural Leaders, Accountable, and Conscientious. […]

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I'm On It: People That Make Stuff Happen

There’s nothing as intoxicating as these three words: “I’M ON IT.” As in… 1.       I just read that wicked long email you forwarded me. I’ll make sense out of it and ensure we take necessary action. 2.       Wow, the client sounds completely ticked off. I’ll smooth things over. 3.       Don’t worry, hon. I’ll talk to […]

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