[162] LOL LINK (no Youtube Poop): The 25 Most Difficult Questions

I found a link that gives some good advice on the 25 most difficult questions a hiring manager would ask during a job interview.  The article was written sometime in the ’80s and written for suits and other people seeking to get executive jobs (the advice may not help those getting a job at Foot Locker or UPS, which is *always* hiring).  Nevertheless, advice like this is timeless and is worth sharing.

An excerpt:

1. Tell me about yourself.

Since this is often the opening question in an interview, be extracareful that you don’t run off at the mouth. Keep your answer to a minute or two at most. Cover four topics: early years, education, work history, and recent career experience. Emphasize this last subject. Remember that this is likely to be a warm-up question. Don’t waste your best points on it.

2. What do you know about our organization?

You should be able to discuss products or services, revenues, reputation, image, goals, problems, management style, people, history and philosophy. But don’t act as if you know everything about the place. Let your answer show that you have taken the time to do some research, but don’t overwhelm the interviewer, and make it clear that you wish to learn more.

You might start your answer in this manner: “In my job search, I’ve investigated a number of companies.

Yours is one of the few that interests me, for these reasons…”

Give your answer a positive tone. Don’t say, “Well, everyone tells me that you’re in all sorts of trouble, and that’s why I’m here”, even if that is why you’re there.

To read more: please visit http://www.datsi.fi.upm.es/~frosal/docs/25mdq.html


[161] Wow, a yard sale!

It’s a lie; there is no yard sale.

Haven’t been blogging in a while.  Lots of things have happened but I’m not in a mood to tell all yet.

So just go ahead and kick yourself for wasting time.

[160] Bitchy girls should never be surprised when they are single

Since my facebook status about bitchy girls proved to be unusually popular, I might as well talk about it in greater detail.

This post will contain strong language.  Viewer discretion is advised.

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[159] The Mets must feel pretty bad about themselves…

Losing two out of three to the Yankees via blowout and via error (a rather terrible error on a play that is pretty much routine) must be a dreadful feeling for the club.  Plus, given all the injuries they’ve had, they should be happy Yankee Stadium exceeds standards for handicap accessibility.

But this series still hid the fact the Yankees are far from perfect.  Saturday was an example of typical Yankee baseball against a pitcher they’ve never seen; they don’t hit the ball, they swing wildly, they don’t take pitches, and as a result, they made Fernando Nieve look like some genetically-engineered pitcher made from the remains of Cy Young and Grover Cleveland Alexander and from the ghosts of Mark Prior’s and Kerry Wood’s careers.

Monday is an off day for both teams.  At least the Mets won’t be able to lose in such painful fashion.