Monthly Archives: July 2009

Jul 30

Beware the forced choice interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Forced choice interview questions put you into what my old debate days called a “dilemma”– no matter which way you answered, you lose. Pick one of two opposing choices and pick your poison. Let’s get some help on this forced choice interview question. Examples of forced choice interview questions “What is more important to you, […]

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Jul 29

Interview Question: Why should I hire you?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Open-ended interview questions from hiring managers are great ways to solicit information from job applicants. What’s lousy about the open-ended questions, however, is when they are simply open-ended and not open-ended about the job. As a result, “Why should I hire you?” is a dangerous interview question. You have no context with which to orient […]

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Jul 23

Your Personal Brand Needs Openness

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

A key baseline characteristic to have for your professional brand is openness. While other characteristics, such as delivery of your tasks on time and with quality can overpower other professional traits, your openness will help your personal brand over the long term. Openness means you have to have enough confidence in your ability to be […]

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Jul 15

3 new job search truths you must learn

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

We’re in the longest recession since the Great Depression. Despite all the “green shoots” that are supposedly coming out in the economy, the truth is the unemployment rate will stay high for a long time to come. The length of the recession, the breadth of the unemployment across all industries and the battering of consumer’s […]

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Jul 13

Trust and Integrity Build Careers

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Read the news and you’ll discover that a whole lot of politicians simply make stuff up. A polite way of saying they lie. A lot. After you get past the deception, anger and frustration of the lies, people will simply ignore the lying politician. The politician becomes a non-factor in negotiations, building policy or having […]

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Jul 02

Managing from the corner cubicle

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

For my day job, I’m a vice president of information technology, and I’m responsible for managing 10 people who answer questions about software, hardware and every thing else that sits on associate’s desks. Even though I’m a VP, I don’t get a corner office…I get the corner cubicle. And I’d encourage YOU to think about […]

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