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This article, from an interview with Glamour magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive, gives some good ideas for those who are planning interviews, either for prospective jobs or for prospective new employees. The full article, from aol jobs in partnership with career builder. com, can be found here and the full interview (which is an interesting read, with insights about women in leadership, the value of work, and more) can be found here.
Here’s an excerpt:
“I always ask people why they want the job,” she told Bryant. “There’s not one right answer, but I want to see that there is a reason.”
She also she wants a candidate to convince her of their value by saying “something along the lines of: ‘I really want this position. I think I could do something great with it, and I’d be so excited to join your team,'” she told Bryant. “I’m always pleased when somebody does that.”
Her second favorite is, “What would you be doing if you weren’t in this business at all?” With this question she is hoping to get a sense of what people’s lives look like outside of work, and wants to ensure that they value a work-life balance. “I have definitely seen that people who have full lives are not just happier but also tend to be better at their jobs,” she explained.
As for the rest of Leive’s interview questions, she says they’re designed to give her an idea of the candidates enthusiasm and curiosity. “At least half the questions I ask are to just hear how the person talks when they respond. Are they confident? Are they interested? Have they thought through a few stories before the interview?”
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Happy Friday; hopefully the beginning of a lovely long weekend for you! Here are some links to articles about leadership that you might enjoy:
Harnessing the Power of Gratitude, from “TLNT, the Business of HR”
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy
We all know the good feelings that come with being acknowledged for something that we did. The good feelings result in us wanting to do more to expand that feeling and we continue to look for ways to give our best effort. While we often have no problems thanking our family, friends and those around us, a study by the John Templeton Foundation showed that many Americans find work to be the last place where they either give or receive thanks. To read more….
9 Essential Principles to Create, Lead, and Sustain, by Faisal Hoque, in FastCompany Magazine
With the cascade of new technologies and social changes, we are constantly challenged to spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability. What are the remedies? How do we work with ourselves and others? The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest timeless practices like mindfulness, authenticity, and devotion–because everything connects. Connectivity is a sense of journey, to the sense of purpose–it is an individual, lonely pursuit and a collective, companionable one at the same time. Our individual, interpersonal, and organizational working lives all interconnect. By examining these connections, we learn new ways to create, innovate, adapt, and lead. To read more…
Leadership IQ: 6 Words That Ruin Interview Questions
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