I saw a few days ago an article on Facebook and, because the subject looked interesting, I clicked. The title said something like “the diabolical questions that CEO`s ask during interviews”.
You know already that there are thousands of articles like this online. But I read it anyway. These were actually questions from CEOs of startups or vice presidents in some multinationals I never heard of. I should have guessed.
But there was a question that was unique: “would you prefer to be God or the devil?”. The author didn’t mention any responses, but it was still intriguing.
In my opinion, during an interview, a question that I would ask would be: “do you to be a dictator or a role model inside the team that you will lead?“. As we all know, most people will try to balance the answer and try not to give a definite answer as they feel it might be a trap. Continue reading “Career counseling #16: Dictator or role model”→
It`s been a little more than two weeks since I started the #HelpGreg campaign. It has now come to an end.
No, Greg did not get a job offer. He has to continue to search and apply to any opportunity that might arise. I am giving him a help in redesigning his CVs and cover letters.
But here are the results of our little campaign.
39 Facebook private messages;
19 LinkedIn messages;
8 Twitter private messages.
The majority were regarding Greg`s identity. Only one interview invitation, but that across the world with reimbursement of travel expenses and no possibility of doing the interview via phone or Skype. Continue reading “#HelpGreg at an end”→
In my “career counseling” posts, I usually write things from my point of view: what to do and what not do.
But this time is a bit different. I want to ask you if you believe that leaving something out of your CV is actually a lie.
For example, I hold quite a few diplomas and have experience at various levels.
When applying for a job that requires a Masters, should I leave my PhD out of my CV?
When applying for a job that requires 1-3 years of experience, should I leave some prior experience out?
The reason that I am asking this is because, well, I can`t find a job. The answers that I get, either before or after an interview (if I get there), is that I am either underqualified or overqualified.