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4 Traits of Great Leaders
“Great leaders can lead many to accomplishments above what they themselves thought possible and, in turn, to levels of success above and beyond what the individualists will ever accomplish. Here are the traits that these leaders exhibit that give them the ability to achieve these lofty ideals:”
5 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You
“Most interview articles only show obvious mistakes, as if most people don’t know showing up late is bad form. I will tell you the things I didn’t really know about until I was the one interviewing, and interviewing for a variety of positions and person-types. No interview prep article ever prepared me in the right way for how interviewers really think. When you first walk in to my office, I am expecting you to be one of the 99%+ people who I know I won’t hire in the first 5 minutes. I am hoping I will be proven wrong, because I really want to hire you and be done interviewing. Unfortunately, most people looking for jobs don’t deserve them. Here are the most common ways I know you don’t deserve any job I have to offer.”
Inside the Recruiter’s Head: What He’s Really Asking You During the Interview
“Here are 10 top questions that the interviewer might ask, along with the hidden agenda behind each one. Tread carefully — the way you approach the answer might tell more than what you actually say.”
5 Things I Look for in a Great Job Interview
“Here is what separates a good candidate from a great one.”
Top 10 Ways to Rock Your Resume
“Whether you’re looking for a new job or just pruning up your paperwork, one of the keys to nabbing the job you want is creating a successful resume. Here are our top 10 ways to make sure yours stands out.”
How to Become a Great Communicator
“When it comes to your career, there’s no way to overstate the importance of your ability to communicate. It doesn’t matter if you’re in engineering, finance, HR, marketing, manufacturing or IT. If you hope to get anywhere in life, you’ve got to be able to present your ideas in a way that connects with people. Here are some critical tips on organizing your thoughts, writing, speaking and presenting:”
7 Must-Have Qualities to Look for in Employees
“While every hiring decision is important, the smaller your business the more important it is you hire the right people. That’s why attitude is everything. You can teach skills, but it’s nearly impossible to teach and instill enthusiasm, teamwork and independence (great employees have both), and motivation. If you find someone with these 7 traits, make an offer — quick:”
How to Ace the Panel Interview
“While you might be thrilled to make it to this stage of the hiring process, the mere thought of fielding not one, but a whole team of interviewers can be enough to put your stomach in knots. However, the reason most employers conduct panel interviews isn’t to intimidate you; rather, it’s a time-saving way to meet with people that will likely interact with you in the new job, and gather their impressions all at once. These five tips can help you feel more in control of the process:”
The Ten Golden Rules on Living the Good Life
“What is good life? What is happiness? What is success? What is pleasure? How should I treat other people? How should I cope with unfortunate events? How can I get rid of unnecessary worry? How should I handle liberty?”
“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” – Walt Disney