special

What’s Your Special Sauce?

One of my prouder childhood achievements was beating the 30-second BigMac “challenge” as a 9-year old in desperate need of a promotional “Hamburglar” glass. Dad took me into the local… Get the Rest

experience

In the Future, Hiring for Jobs Using “Experience” Will Be STUPID

In life, experience is important. Mark Twain put it best when he wrote: “The person that took a bull by the tail once has learned sixty or seventy

3fs hiring

The 3 “Fs” of Universal Hiring

I've worked for global Fortune 500 organizations.  I've worked for a private holding company.  I've also "done" three startups. I bring some street cred to this blog as

doh

5 Ways to Botch a Hiring Decision

The tide has turned.  It's officially a candidate's market, which means you need to be even more on your game when it comes to hiring decisions.  Think you're

3 things

3 Things You Never Want To Hear At The End Of An Interview

Don't ask me how this idea came up. You know there is that awkward time right at the end of an interview when you know the interview is done, you've

truth serum

Interviewing With Truth Serum. If Only.

Hiring managers are busy people, and every last one of them wants an easier way to interview. However, I coach executives that there is no real way to simplify one

grit

Hire for Grit, Not for Smarts. It’s Science.

When people find out I am a recruiting guy, they ask me, “What’s your favorite interview question?” People think I must have super-secret awesome questions that only recruiters

Manziel and Drake

3 Hard Interview Lessons Learned Johnny Football Style

Johnny "Football" Manziel just experienced the toughest interview process of his life: the NFL Draft.  After much hype about being picked #1---or at the very least going in

first class candidate experience

Would You Pay To Get Interview Feedback?

I get my ideas in the shower.  I have a busy life, so it seems like my down time is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get

atobe

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (This question is the pits.)

If you told me at 23 that I’d be spending my St. Patrick’s Day weekend debating paint samples and watching The Talented Mr. Ripley on Netflix with my