Question Proposed on LinkedIn: What Are the Best Job Interview Answers PART 1 of 2? Others’ Responses: – “What is your greatest strength?“ is one of the easier interview questions you’ll be asked. When you are asked questions about your strengths, it’s important to discuss attributes that will qualify you for the job. The best way to respond is to describe the skills and experience that directly correlate with the job you are applying for.
Question Proposed on LinkedIn: Work life balance: is it possible? Others’ Responses: – We call it work/life/UNbalance because if your priorities lean more toward life (home, family, personal development), then you will naturally be happier at work and more productive. – I refer to it not as work/life balance but rather integration. This shifts the focus away from assuming that if you cannot find that balance, the employee is doing something wrong…or not doing something
Question Proposed on LinkedIn: What’s the best quote you’ve heard about professional ambition? Others’ Responses: – “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain – “Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.” – Anonymous – “Good things come to those who wait, but only those things left behind by those who HUSTLE!” – Abraham Lincoln – “To rest is to
Question on LinkedIn: My friend and colleague believes that resumes aren’t important any more, only making friends. While I disagreed with him originally, I think his viewpoint has more merit than we might believe. Others’ Response: – Lawrence, I think both you and your friend were right. This is an example of both/and rather than either/or. Candidates need both a strong network of professional friends and a powerful resume. Your client had the resume stand
Do you do “old school” recruiting methods, i.e., target companies list , name generation/ID, and Candidate Development ; and what tools do you use to identify the divisions of companies and locations? (Question from commenter on LinkedIn) Response From Others: – I think recruiters who don’t know how to target companies, cold call, have the tough conversations, and network via the phone are missing out on a key recruiting principle: build relationships. Of course, you MUST be