Can we go to the Fair?

There is a job fair coming in the near future and one of my clients asked if it is worth her while going. I believe that there is still some value in attending job or career fairs if the organizations that are participating meet your criteria or are part of your target company list. Assuming that this basic requirement has been met then there is no reason why we shouldn’t plan for success; remember our mantra “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. Continue reading

Get knotted – To Wear a Tie or Not

Little did I realize the trouble I was stirring up when I was recently asked the question “Should men wear a tie to an interview?” My answer was yes; here was a group of senior business people that suddenly became very animated about the subject of men’s neck wear. I was tempted to throw in the question of an Ascot an alternative but frankly lacked the courage. Continue reading

Questions NOT to ask at an interview – Funny

  1. What’s your company’s policy on severance pay?
  2. How long does it take your company’s bureaucracy to get around to firing somebody for poor performance?
  3. Do you have a random drug testing policy?
  4. Does your company’s life insurance cover suicide?
  5. How in depth are your criminal background checks?
  6. Does your company’s insurance consider genital herpes a pre-existing condition?
  7. How many sick days do you allow each employee before you stop paying them for not being here?
  8. Does your insurance cover sex-change operations?
  9. Does your internet access have a firewall that blocks pornographic websites?
  10. How frequently do your accountants audit petty cash?

Happy Friday