The Case Against the Handwritten Thank You Note

I’m not sure you should send a handwritten thank you after your interview. I know that the formal thank you note has been the gold standard for classy candidates for the past several decades, but like the phone book, I think of it as an idea whose time may have passed. Here are 5 reasons why. Continue reading “The Case Against the Handwritten Thank You Note”…

Be a Weed

Hwang uses the metaphor of the rainforest to talk about innovation and creativity, and he starts by comparing it to the plantation, where crops are raised like a business. Continue reading “Be a Weed”…

Liar, Liar

Wouldn’t it be great to be a supervisor who could ferret out the truth in all those “he said, she said” situations? Wouldn’t you love to know for sure whether your teenager is telling the truth about where she was last night? Continue reading “Liar, Liar”…

Find an Extra Sixty Minutes a Day: Schedule Meetings Quickly and Efficiently

Scheduling meetings with a number of participants can be maddening. Someone proposes several dates and participants chime in as the email correspondence multiplies with “reply all.” Emails cross, people change their availability, and it turns into a logistical nightmare for the hapless organizer. Continue reading “Find an Extra Sixty Minutes a Day: Schedule Meetings Quickly and Efficiently”…

Wu Wei

I fell in love with the Chinese term “Wu Wei” (pronounced “ooh way”) the moment I heard its meaning: “effortless action.” It’s exactly what’s needed for success in networking and interviewing, indeed, for your whole career. Continue reading “Wu Wei”…

Own the Question

I believe that every good interview has a theme, and the candidate should think carefully about what his theme will be. Continue reading “Own the Question”…