The Wisdom of Short-Term Placements

The old adage “let the buyer beware” typically gets associated with products one purchases off the shelf or off the car dealer’s lot. But the stakes may be even higher when it comes to “buyers” of full-time employees. There’s the cost of salary and benefits involved. A binding contract. Liability for actions and decisions affecting…Read More

Don’t Let Millennials Fool You

If you’re a Baby Boomer or Generation-X leader working with Millennials, you may be searching for guidance on how to best communicate with this foreign generation. And you are not alone. Here’s the secret. People are starved for leadership – none more than those who may have not experienced it, or recognized it for what…Read More

You’ve had the Interview – Now What?

“Fortune favors the brave,” as the old saying goes.  When it comes to job applicants in the post-interview process, it could be said that fortune also favors the diligent and attentive.   As with every phase of the job search process discussed in this series of essays, while other people become involved and may play…Read More

How to Navigate Office Culture with Difficult People

People are difficult. So, we find ways to not having to deal with them – we choose who we associate with and who we call our friends.  But then, there’s work.  At the office, you can’t control what type of personalities you associate with for a good portion of the day.  (Sometimes it may feel…Read More

Interview Questions Where We Falter

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” “Have you ever had a workplace conflict or argument?” “What if you were the last person on earth . . . ” Tough interview questions seem to be mandatory for any interview, regardless of position or industry.  The tougher the question, the more the interviewer places emphasis…Read More