Interviews

Recent Podcasts

Sometimes I believe that everything I know and think is already understood by everyone else – even with leadership topics (I know the irony of writing a leadership blog).  Then I get two more recent podcast interview requests and I…

Interviewee Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on poor interviewee experiences (come on, you knew another pet peeve post was coming): First impression:  I have seriously had someone show up 40 minutes late with no warning call, etc and then be…

Interviewer Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on poor interviewer experiences (hint: an interviewee one will be coming later). Misaligned values vs behavior:  If you are telling candidates that people are your company’s number one priority, then who you are interviewing…

Bad Interview Experiences

Sometimes, I consider writing a little book about the bad (ok, I’ll say it dumb) interview experiences I’ve endured. So enjoy while you picture my struggle to not react… What’s your biggest fear if offered this position? Having to work.…

Podcast

Not to long ago, I received an invitation to join Bob Galen and Josh Anderson for their podcast for software development professionals.  Since my initial meeting six months prior with Bob at the Leadership Summit was enjoyable and engaging, I…

Over Qualified?

As a frequent interviewer, I’ve often heard comments along the lines… “He’s overqualified.”  This typically is followed with requesting this person be removed from the candidate pool or approached with hesitation. When I inquire about these concerns, the answers tend…

Owning thoughts

One of the aspects that I like about planning poker is that everyone shows their thoughts at the same time.  You can’t wait to hear what someone else thinks and then give your opinion.  You have to think independently and…

Favorite Interview Questions

As someone that enjoys people watching and reading body language, I’ve always been quick to volunteer as an interviewer. Over the years, I’ve developed a few favorite interview questions. What would be an adjective that your co-workers would use most…