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May. 12th, 2012
Oops! Here, out of sequence, is the to.done for Thursday. Most of it was an LHH webinar on interviewing essentials -- hopefully I'll have a chance to apply that when I'm up in Seattle next week.
I had a burst of pain in my left arm, probably from twisting it and pinching a nerve -- I'd had my elbow resting on the buffet next to my chair in the living room; it's a little too high for real comfort.
Some links, mostly political. One to Wikipedia on Martin Luther King, Jr -- I found it startling and scary that younger people don't remember the time when many -- perhaps most -- churches were liberal. It seems to be pretty rare now. Of course, I also remember when "liberal" wasn't considered particularly far left.
0510 Th * up 6:55; W=197.2; d, n, t; dishes, laundry, dishes, trash; exercise @ It Is Enough: An Open Letter to the Sick at Heart (filkertom) * 9:30am: webinar: Interviewing Essentials - Is That Your Final Answer? types of interview: f2f: traditional, strategic (behavioral) screening telephone - treat just like f2f; voice especially important panel - treat it like a presentation. Make eye contact with everyone case - video - f2f. Be careful about what's behind you Research: company, position, salaries SWOT analysis on OneSource: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats Position - review job description. What skills do/don't match. Would you hire you? Position profile. Salary: glassdoor.com, salary.com, payscale.com SOAR stories (Milestone 2) "R" part = accomplishment stmt. Need 20-30 This is how you respond to behavioral interview questions Think of yourself as a problem solver, not a job seeker Ask questions to uncover employer issues/needs communicate your value using acc's, positioning stmt. Milestone 2 know why you want the position; why you want to work for that co. LISTENING SELL strategy Bring: several copies of resume, briefcase/portfolio, references, list of questions, research, copy of job dscr. directions, phone#, Dry run to the location. When to arrive: 15min early. The interview starts when you pull into their driveway. Turn cell phone off. 3 C's: Competence - can I do the job? Compatibility - can I do the job _there_? Chemistry - can I do the job _with them_? 4th - compensation. Can I do the job for what they will pay? commonly asked q's - see list on CRN website what did you dislike about your last boss? - tricky. Be positive. why do you want this job - research Salary. Defer, Inquire, Reveal (always give a range) Closing statement. Match your skills to position Express interest in the position Ask for the next steps. Debrief: did you answer well? What do you wish you could do over? Follow-up: Send thank-you note. Hilight how skills match position; add anything you might have forgotten to mention. * 11:30ish: lunch with Andy [ 1225 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA; Cell Phone 650 305 9402 ] Tour of the campus. Got about 2.5mi of walking in. & Computer History Museum -- arrived just in time for the Difference Engine demo. They're charging admission now, but the DE is free. Win. & Fry's; looked at tablets. There are 7" Coby, Idea, and Visual Land ICS tablets. all ~$100 cheaper than the Samsung. LCD rather than OLED; VL doesn't have access to Android store (maybe reviewer missed the transition to G. Play?) @ Marriage is Already Ruined and Gay People had Nothing to do With it @ Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops - Yahoo! News "The leadership of the Girl Scouts is reflexively liberal. Their board is dominated by people whose views are antithetical to the teachings of the Catholic Church." I remember when the Catholics were liberal. Feh! @ anthropologist: When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite % ouch! Burst of pain in my left arm; apparently positional; stopped when I moved it. Spasm of some sort, I think. @ Martin Luther King, Jr. - Wikipedia "A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president." Some people don't remember when churches were leftist. @ Badass of the Week: Julie D'Aubigny, La Maupin goodness! @lysana Badass of the Week: Marie Colvin ~ pay bills
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