Should I Bring Notes to a Job Interview?

Yes. Candidates can unwittingly put themselves on the back foot if they sit empty-handed in front of a seasoned interviewer. That posture is more akin to a detective’s interrogation than a collaborative discussion between potential colleagues. Often people who prepare...

What You Are Most Proud Of?

This seems like a straight-forward interview questions, but there is more to it than meets the eye. This is an impact question designed to gain insight into your values and character. To answer it effectively you need to offer more than a standard success story...

The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting

Most career books take one of two approaches: They provide theoretical frameworks that are difficult to apply or they offer cookie-cutter answers to a series of stock interview questions that, in reality, rarely get asked. The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting provides...

Candidates: How to Avoid the “Maybe” File

Recruiters get flooded with applicants even during times of low unemployment. To keep up, many organizations have implemented applicant tracking systems that enable frantic HR staff to at least issue form letter rejections to those candidates who clearly miss the...

Why Students Should Consider a Career in HR

I recently sat down with a group of students from a variety of college and universities to discuss career strategies and goal-setting.  The topic quickly turned into a Q/A about the state of HR. The following is an excerpt from the event. How would you describe human...

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