All Posts by Scot Herrick

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Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.

Nov 22

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 these forced choice interview questions. What is a forced choice interview question? Interview questions can be described […]

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Nov 20

5 phone interview mistakes you must not make

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Phone interviews are the classic next step after successfully submitting your resume for a job. People blow the phone interview all the time — sometimes before they even have the telephone interview scheduled. Making any of these five mistakes for your phone interviews can doom the chances of moving on to the face-to-face job interview […]

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Nov 05

How to answer the weakness interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

“What’s your greatest weakness?” is a common interview question that doesn’t need to trip you up. While some recruiters have stopped using it after receiving too many canned answers, many others still include it in their repertoire. So what’s a candidate to do?Plan for it.Prepare a thoughtful answer since, chances are, someone somewhere will pose […]

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Nov 04

5 tips for talking to a CEO

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

There are lots of articles about how to talk to people in higher levels of management. Most of them start with the wrong premise. For example, many writers consider an opportunity to speak to upper management more on the level of meeting royalty. One article put it this way: “If you are granted an audience.” […]

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Oct 24

I Love WIG’s — Wildly Important Goals

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

I love WIG’s — Wildly Important Goals. You should too. Several years ago, I took The 4 Disciplines of Execution course from FranklinCovey. The course was mostly about setting up the foundation, through goals, of excellent execution. The course covered how to build goals, measurement systems, and how to determine an objective’s importance. It’s a […]

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Jul 04

What Career Freedom Really Means

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

In the United States today, it is our Independence Day, a holiday celebrating the independence from England. You’ll hear a lot of talk today about independence and freedom; how we broke away from the tyranny of England’s King. Today, there is a different type of “tyranny” – the tyranny of having to work for corporations. Of […]

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