ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTONS – Part 2

By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future Job interviews are difficult, even when you are prepared.  Some candidates have difficulty with the same questions but in different settings. The following questions tend to be the trickiest.  Study them and prepare alternative responses that put you in the most favorable light. 1.  WHAT ARE YOUR… Continue reading ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTONS – Part 2

ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTONS – Part 1

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 have… Continue reading ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTONS – Part 1

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

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… Continue reading 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

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. 15% of the… Continue reading AMERICA IS THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, EXCEPT FOR THE UNPREPARED

WHAT THE HECK IS A PURPLE SQUIRREL?

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… Continue reading WHAT THE HECK IS A PURPLE SQUIRREL?