I’m sure you’ve heard a multitude of excuses from employees for being late to work, late for their part of a major project or simply not wanting to carry out a specific task.
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With the New Year upon us, resolutions abound. Some will last, some will fade. Many are based on achieving a healthier lifestyle of better food choices and more gym time. Others are made based on making a change that can positively affect their careers. Recently, I read a book for my FEA designation that lends itself well to starting off a new year with new aspirations and hope. With the newsfeeds full of questionable behavior by leaders or figures of authority; of fake news and questionable decisions or intentions, one could ask – are we simply kidding ourselves in believing that the good guy can finish anywhere but last?
One by one, several high-profile pillars of Hollywood society have fallen to the ground. Radio and TV personalities, as well as some leading CEOs and politicians, have quickly followed suit. Not of their own doing, of course; they’ve been "outed" by the #metoo movement that has brought to light stories of their long-standing sexual-harassment exploits. In spite of the fact many have lost their jobs and sometimes their family, they continue to deny, plead ignorance of their behaviour and/or blame the victim. Still others run toward a treatment facility in hopes their pain will go away.
It’s all well known that listening during a job interview is critical so that you can give effective responses to the questions. After all, it’s important that you share all of your skills, knowledge, experience, and accomplishments so that the interviewer understand how you can contribute to their organization.
On the other hand, what if you are the interviewer? What are the skills that will best enable you to assess your candidates? The following are some of the keys that I believe are important.