PARACHUTE QUESTIONS AS YOU ENTER A NEW ORGANIZATION

By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future Whenever you change jobs (up,over or out) you must first understand how to succeed in your new position.  The questions that will help you are called “Parachute Questions”, as you are parachutting into a new situation.  You need specific answers in order to perform at your highest… Continue reading PARACHUTE QUESTIONS AS YOU ENTER A NEW ORGANIZATION

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!!

By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future I DIDN’T KNOW THAT! 58% of hiring companies check social networking sites to research job candidates.  Of those candidates researched, 33% were not hired based on the information found!  Reformat your social networking information so your not eliminated before you begin. Over 50% of communications is non-verbal… Continue reading WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!!

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

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?