Fire in the Belly

Fire in the Belly

Fire in the Belly A close friend of mine recently interviewed for a job. For discretion’s sake, we’ll call him Jim. Lots of people could have made the argument that they were the best fit for the job over Jim. But based on what I know, Jim was uniquely qualified for...
Tell Me About a Time You Failed

Tell Me About a Time You Failed

Ah yes, failure. A topic ripe with emotion and implications, it has become an area of focus, study and reflection in recent years. This is due in large part to the rise of growth mindset thinking, Lean practices and the overall cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the...
Put Your Interviewer in a Better Mood

Put Your Interviewer in a Better Mood

I recently began reading The Science of Likability: 27 Studies to Master Charisma, Attract Friends, Captivate People and Take Advantage of Human Psychology by Patrick King. I am always fascinated by what makes people attractive and drawn to someone else. These are...
Fight Like You Train, For Interviews

Fight Like You Train, For Interviews

Train as you fight. You don’t know how you’ll do in combat until you get there. Just about any war veteran, I’d wager, would agree with that statement. The same is true with interviews. You cannot assume that you’ll do well if you’ve never done it. It’s like we always...
What Are Your Questions?

What Are Your Questions?

Well, what are your questions? If you’re like many veterans, you know that the implied response to that statement is precisely…nothing. How many times have you been to a briefing, meeting or class where the sound of crickets could be heard immediately following that...

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