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May. 12th, 2012

09:51 am - Done day before yesterday (20120510 Th)

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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