Weekly Job Byte

Use The Power Of Pain Interviewing To Get The Job

To step out of the Good  Little Sheepie Job-Seeker box, first you’ll break the habit of treating a job interview like an oral exam in school. Here’s how most of us answer job-interview questions until it hits us that we are not seven years old:

Interviewer: So, how much experience have you had with GorillaSoft?

You: Uh, about two years of experience I guess.

Interviewer: Okay, great. (Scanning interview script) What would you say are your three greatest strengths?

You: I’m loyal, I’m thrifty and I take my mom to church every Sunday.

This is grade-school nonsense. If you’ve ever sat in a job interview wondering why you feel so awkward and childish, now you know why! The traditional interview approach is disgusting. It’s a horrible way to hire people, for one thing. I’m a corporate HR leader. I’ve been in HR since Cyndi Lauper and Madonna were duking it out for control of the airwaves. That’s a long time! Read more.

No — I Won’t Come Back For A Fifth Interview

In the past, I always thought that as long as I could stay in the interviewing pipeline, I should do it because that meant I had a chance at the job. In this new job search that started when I got laid off in July, I saw things differently.

I realized that if I could not get anybody to talk about their Business Pain, there might not be any pain. They might be interviewing candidates with no plan to hire anyone. I know that was the case in one situation where I went to four job interviews and got pumped for information every time. Read More.

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