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 …

4 Reasons Talented Employees Don’t Reach Their Potential

Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Source: Harvard Business Review No matter how talented someone might be, there is no guarantee that their talents will translate into top performance. The science of human potential has generally illustrated that an individual’s overarching competence cannot be fully understood unless we also account for their emotional make-up, preferences, and dispositions. No …