The Most Impressive Answer to “Tell Me About Yourself” From 20 Years of Interviews

Author: Gary Burnison Source: CNBC “Tell me about yourself” is a question you’re certain to be asked at any job interview. As the CEO of the world’s largest executive search firm, I have conducted thousands of interviews over the past 20 years. The best — and most memorable — answer I have ever received to …

A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career Ambitions

Author: Marc Effron Source: Harvard Business Review It’s easy to be confused about how to grow in your career. My experience with even the most successful global companies is that they’re between average and poor at developing future talent. They’re often not transparent about your real needs and vague about the most effective development options. …

Don’t Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back

Author: Emily Triplett Lentz Source: Lifehacker The further you get in your career, the harder it is to pinpoint—and then do something about—your personal and professional shortcomings. Why is that? How do you figure out your weak spots and then address them? You’d think leaders especially would be skilled at identifying and removing obstacles. But …

What Happened When She Set the Goal to Network With 30 People in 30 Days

Author: Deanna Debara Source: The Muse I work from home, and I’ve learned the hard way that remote life isn’t exactly ripe with opportunities to network and make connections. And for someone like me—who leans heavily toward the extroverted side of the spectrum and craves human interaction—that can be a real challenge. Don’t get me …