Saturday, April 28, 2012

Interviews


-- Quote of the Day --


“…You can find a lot of information about the company online, but I suggest that you also watch the business news to see what is going on that affects that industry. …Most people overlook the fact that the front-end personnel often report to the CEO, so ask them what their name is and call them by their first name, ask them what they feel about working there. …get to know the team players and maybe take them out to lunch and get the inside scoop of what it is like and tips on what you can do. …Establish a file; sometimes you get a boost in salary or you get nice complements or people you can use as a referral – then you are well prepared to ask for that promotion. …Never be afraid to apply to a job, don’t listen to people who are telling you that you’ll never get that job.”

~ Elinor Stutz

* Excerpted from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show episode titled: Job Search/InterviewSkills



-- Tough Interview Question -- 


* Source: from Fun Pape Newsletter (Creston, BC – Canada)

A Moral dilemma that was once used as a part of a job application:

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night when you pass by a bus stop and you see 3 people waiting for a bus:


1) An old lady who looks as if she is about to die

2) an old friend who once saved your life
3) the perfect partner you have been dreaming about

The dilemma is knowing yo only have room for one passenger, what would you do?


You could pick up the old lady because she is going to die, and thus you could save her first. Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However you may never be able to find your perfect mate again if you let the opportunity pass you by.


The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer: "
I would give the car keys to my old friend and ask him to take the lady to the hospital first, and I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."


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