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Intelligent questions: The strategic importance

Intelligent Questions

“I don’t need questions,” a manager bellows, “I need f’n solutions!” Right — but the solutions usually come from asking the right Qs. Here’s how to tame this dragon of a process. Continue Reading

Interview techniques: Make them less generic

Interview Techniques

This applies to both candidates and hiring managers. Continue Reading

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Your recruiting process alienates the best people

Recruiting Process

Here’s how I want to spend my Wednesday: uploading a resume and then filling out 18 tabs of exactly the same information I just uploaded. Wait, what? Continue Reading

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The most common interview questions do little to advance the hiring process

Job Interview Questions

I just came across this post on HubSpot about ‘The 10 Most Common Interview Questions — And How To Answer Them,’ which is in turn based on March 2015 research from Glassdoor into ‘The 50 Most Common Interview Questions.’ The order of… Continue Reading

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The No. 1 interview question of the future will be…

Follow the bouncing ball here: Job interviews are mostly a train wreck that accomplish very little and no one has really clear rules about; The new fad in that space was “behavioral interviewing,” which is dumb as all get-out; What… Continue Reading

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Behavioral interviewing is dumb

I went to grad school at the University of Minnesota from 2012 to 2014. In hindsight, I regret nearly everything about it — although in the process, I learned a lot about myself and who I am, and those lessons… Continue Reading

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Asking questions: Less accusatory, more empowering

How To Ask Better Questions

If you really stop and think about it for a few seconds, the whole idea of “asking good questions” is really important to (a) society and (b) work. (“Relationships” would fit here too.) No one knows everything — although there… Continue Reading

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Brief thought exercise: where’s the line in a job interview between being casual/funny/personable and the definition of professionalism?

Feel like this has happened to me a couple of times in the last six-seven months: I’m at a job interview, and it’s one of those situations where you meet with 3-5 people in a given day, for about 30… Continue Reading