Interviewing

If the ‘Interviews Suck’ – It could be you!

A recent article attempted to convince me of the one best question to ask a job candidate that will tell you if they are right for the job. The article caught my attention because it started with ‘Interviews Suck!’   Ok, honestly – the idea that there is...

The Customer Service of Interviewing

Have you ever wondered how to make the interview process more welcoming and productive? Maybe a customer service perspective would help. Recently published in the Kentucky SHRM Magazine, I was honored to share why I coach interviewing skills the way I do....

I got the interview! Now what?!

Last night I attended a local SHRM meeting hosting a panel of high end recruiters, where I asked, “how can candidates prepare for the interview in the right way?” I received the following 3 answers: Stick with the truth! Meaning you need to be truthful in your...

They asked you what?!

How to prepare for the Interview to paint yourself into the position you want. Really?!  What animal would I be? Argh!  Who thinks these up?  Did they run out of questions?  Is the interview going so badly I’m now the subject of their entertainment? If...

Feedback Loop

How to create a Positive Feedback Loop!

I recently received some feedback that was hard to hear.  Seems I had developed a habit I thought was a friendly way to relate when, actually, I had never really stopped to understand how it might be perceived by others.  Turns out, it was rarely received...

Improve your work life? What does that mean?!

What happens when your work life is not optimal due to miscommunication with another team mate or boss? Or your new promotion puts you in a different position with your fellow employees who are now direct reports to you? That uneasy feeling of not knowing...

Having Fun with Feedback

I recently received some feedback that was hard to hear.  Seems I had developed a habit I thought was a friendly way to relate when, actually, I had never really stopped to understand how it might be perceived by others.  Turns out, it was rarely received...

Task-oriented or Engaged at work – what’s the difference?

Let’s get more clear.  We all feel like we are getting things done when we are at work.  We have a job to do, we get it done, we get paid, we consume – it keeps the industrial world turning.  What’s the big fuss over engagement? Great question!...

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