A lot has been written about how candidates should approach interviews, not so much on how interviewers should. Candidate experience is a hard problem to solve for if you are trying to do it at scale and especially if people helping you in scouting and interviewing already have a day job. However, it is critically... Continue Reading →
“There are no stupid questions” is a nice sentiment that may be appropriate in some contexts, however, the art of asking questions is an underrated skill, especially when we look for our next career move. For example, asking “How is the culture at your organization?” to an interviewer is like asking “What kind of a... Continue Reading →
The popular character forged by movies and TV series for a successful consultant often involves a pompous extrovert, mostly male, sweeping the clients off their feet with his pretentious know-it-all jargon. In reality, successful women and men leaders in consulting from whom I have learned the most have been introverts. They are great at direct... Continue Reading →
Perfection in evaluating careers spanning across years during one round of discussion is a myth. Your role as an interviewer is to minimize subjectivity in the process.
It is far too common to see strong candidates barely being able to keep it together in the final stretch of the interview when presented with the opportunity to ask questions. I have heard everything from “I have no questions” to a barrage of follow-up queries on a narrow topic. Candidates who fare well on... Continue Reading →
Assessing a fit for a new job is a two-way street. Getting an intimate understanding of the true north of your future leaders, knowing what about you the company values the most, and a brutally authentic monologue to assess your fit for the role will drive your long term career success in the new environment.... Continue Reading →
Early in my career, most of my peers along with me received consistent feedback to improve executive presence. Few offered insights on what it actually meant and fewer had actionable inputs to share. Over the years, I have come across countless articles that emphasize on developing communication styles that focus on the “executive” and very... Continue Reading →