Category Archives: Interviewing

JOB INTERVIEWS AND THE MYTH OF I

Posted On 17th July 2014

More heresy from me today. I hope you like it. It’s a plea for a new realism in job interviews. The tea’s in Boston Harbor. Ninety Five theses are nailed to the church door. There’s a man in green standing outside a post office trying to whip up a mob with poetry. Let’s see how […]

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HOW OUR CAREERS CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM COPYING THE...

Posted On 30th April 2014

Easily the single biggest mistake most people make when applying for jobs is failing to really consider what a recruiter wants to see. It’s a lot easier, and far, far more natural, just to depict yourself as you wish to be seen. After all, you know what you’ve done in your career, right? That is […]

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WHICH MEMBER OF THE ‘RAT PACK’...

Posted On 5th January 2014

It is quiz time! If you want to go directly to it and not find out why a high class professional services firm is even doing this skip down about 25 lines and we’ll join you there. I was an executive search consultant for about twelve years. Don’t ask me how many people I interviewed. […]

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WOULD YOU HIRE SOMEBODY WHO HAD NEVER FIRED...

Posted On 19th December 2013

Right! Google Analytics tells me that a minority of the readers of this blog like to spend less than a minute on it. For these readers the answer to my question is “no”. Goodbye. The rest of you would I am sure like to know why I feel this way. Here goes. I spent twelve […]

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USE A KNIFE: LESSONS FOR MANAGERS FROM THE WAR IN...

Posted On 18th December 2013

Ever heard of a man called John Paul Vann? Thought not. He’s not your average management guru. But this isn’t your average outplacement, CV writing, LinkedIn profile building and interview coaching blog either. So give me two minutes and you’ll learn something new. John Paul Vann was the closest thing to Lawrence of Arabia the […]

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