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ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTONS – Part 1

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future Interview questions can be tricky and sometimes difficult.  The simplest answer is usually the best answer.  Complexity can get you into a tangle of conflicting responses.  In this series, Part 1 is the easiest of tricky questions. Part 2 is the most difficult.  It’s assumed you Continue reading the story "ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTONS – Part 1"

TRAITS OF A SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President, My Greener Future

What does a bit of research and experience say about successful entrepreneurs?  They have many traits in common.  Most of these characteristics are apparent at an early age. They do not suddenly show up at age 30.

Early-age traits of independence Continue reading the story "TRAITS OF A SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS OWNER"

WHEN DO YOU KNOW IT’S TIME TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB? HERE’S AN APPROACH

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future My personal formula for deciding when to seek another job has served me well.  It took me about 7 years to understand and articulate my career drivers.  They may serve others as well.  Here’s a start. First, create three separate scales from 0 to 100.  Designate cut points: Continue reading the story "WHEN DO YOU KNOW IT’S TIME TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB? HERE’S AN APPROACH"

AMERICA IS THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, EXCEPT FOR THE UNPREPARED

Posted on: March 4th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future I had one of those AH-HA moments the other day that led to a question.  The question is:  “Why don’t we do something about it? Let me give you the list of precipitating facts and see if you can figure out a better answer.

WHAT THE HECK IS A PURPLE SQUIRREL?

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future The phrase “Purple Squirrel” is a book by that name written by Michael Junge.  The term refers to the “absolutely perfect” candidate for an open position, one who meets all of the exact qualifications desired by the hiring organization.  Why is it called a Purple Squirrel?  Because the absolute perfect candidate Continue reading the story "WHAT THE HECK IS A PURPLE SQUIRREL?"