9 Ways to Get Along With Your Boss

Work always seems more energized after the summer. So it is a great time to establish a terrific relationship with your boss. Your boss wants to have a good relationship and in fact, every boss wants a strategic “number two” on their staff. Here are ways to both improve your relationship and make the most of it. These are also good guidelines if you are starting a new … [Read more...]

8 Common Misperceptions About Work

Many people will work from their teenage years to well into their 70s.  Work provides a vital role in our lives and we spend a great number of hours working, but many, if not all of us at one point in our lives, fall into the trap of having misplaced expectations about what we hope to get from our professional lives versus what we actually receive. Here are eight common … [Read more...]

Making the Best Hiring Decisions

Deciding which candidate to hire for a role in your organization is one of the most important management challenges there is.  Regardless of job level, the wrong decision is very expensive, reflects poorly on you as a manager and is demoralizing for other employees. The longer a job vacancy is open, productivity suffers and you can get the reputation as indecisive.  It also … [Read more...]

Interview Questions – They are All the Same

Interview questions are all the same and the technique is to prepare your responses to answer them well.  Here are typical questions that sound different but the answers can be thought about in advance and rehearsed. Tell me about yourself. Describe your last job. Where do you want to be in three to five years? and my favorite, What is your leadership … [Read more...]

Tip: Don’t Argue During an Interview

What is the real purpose of a job interview anyway? In my view it is to make a personal connection with the potential boss that will result in continuing conversations.  The first objective of any phone or in person interview is to get another interview scheduled.  As there are multiple interviews required to obtain the right offer, there are many possible roadblocks to get … [Read more...]