So, sometimes it's tough decide whether or not leaving your current job and moving into another role with another company is worth all the fuss. Or...maybe you are fortunate enough to have 2 job offers to evaluate.
Here a link to an article in the Harvard Business Review examining the approach to evaluating both opportunities. Now, below you see the example...and it is an example of a physician making a choice. But, you can easily draw parallels based on the decision you have to make...just remove the word "hospital" and put organization...or remove the "Time in teaching rounds" and replace it with something else.
It is difficult to make the jump...and the connections and branding of your image throughout the organization can make it seem like a lot more work than to simply tough it out. That said, when you really need to evaluate...not on simply emotion...having a tool of this nature might help you make the right choice.
So...I realized this is silly...but here are a few "crazy" interview questions outlined by Ladders.com.
If you actually get asked any of these, I would be shocked because any answer that anyone provides is a waste of the interviewer's and the interviewee's time.
Remember, the goal of an interview is to gather objective data and information in order to truly evaluate candidates. Any questions outside that are as whacky as these take the interviewer away from that goal. I suppose that these types of questions may provide some insight into how one thinks or their personality...but I think there are other ways to examine and learn about those aspects of a candidate.
That said, it's always fun to take a look at these types of questions from other industries and ponder how you might respond. Enjoy! Click the link above for thoughts and potential answers.
Cisco: What kind of tree would you be?
Whole Foods Market: Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?
Dell: Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Facebook: How much do you charge to wash every window in SeattleClark Construction: A penguin walks over who is wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?SpaceX: When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?
U.K. Survey: If a hippo gets stuck in a hole, how would you get it out?
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."
So true. Fortify your confidence, your focus, your vision for whatever mission you choose - and move forward. Take other's opinions into consideration - but do not allow them to push or pull you on a whim.
I love this quote.
Have a great week everyone!
If you want to be interesting...then you need to be interested. Often times people think that they have to "one up" others or brag about their accomplishments to seem interesting to others. Honestly...I think that's a bad idea and a quick way to annoy others around you.
Try this next time you are in a group, social setting - ask people about themselves. Ask them about their day, vacation, movies, books, interests, and all of a sudden you will find commonalities that you didn't know existed - and you will create a new relationship or connection to your network.
Here is an interesting article with some questions (see below) that you may want to scratch down and put in your back pocket...or save on your phone...for quick reference.
We spend so much time on the interview prep...and maybe we nail the interview...but is our work done then?
No, It isn't. And, that is why I really wanted to share this article. It's a great source of advice as you prepare for that next interview....or for the interview you just completed.
So you've finished the interview...what now? Here's what they outline. Click here for the full article.
1) Ask how you should follow up
2) Get the interviewer's contact info
3) Get some distance
4) Analyze how you did
5) And how you feel about the company
6) Write it all down
7) Ask your recruiter to follow up
8) Write a fantastic email
9) Personalize your email
10) Consider how to send your note
11) Send a tailored LINKED IN Request
12) Keep up the search
13) pace your subsequent follow-up
14) If you didnt get the job, thank your interviewers for their time and consideration
I hope you are enjoyed the holiday weekend. Please remember to give to the American Red Cross for those needing help in the Houston.
I came across this article and LOVE these questions to ask your interviewer. That said, MOST of your questions should come naturally as you prepare for the interview. We outline that in The Pharma Sales Interview Breakthrough Course. Follow that process and you will have more questions that cut to the heart of the role and will demonstrate ownership and commitment to the role that very few will have.
That said, take note of these...and if you would like to read the full article, you can find it here.
Why did you join the company?
How does this role further your company’s mission?
Tell me about your most successful employees. What do they do differently?
What do you expect someone in this position to accomplish in the first 60-90 days?
What, if anything, in my background gives you pause?
What is the turnover in your company, in the executive suite and in the department, I am interviewing for?
What are the opportunities for growth and advancement?
If you had a chance to interview for your company again (knowing what you know now), what questions would you ask next time?
What haven’t I asked that most candidates ask?
What are the next steps in this process?
I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. That said, you know there are many that are not so lucky right now in the Houston area.
Take a minute to give a few dollars...whatever you can spare...to help those folks out.
Click here to donate via the American Red Cross.
Have a great week and thanks for helping out Houston!
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