Let’s say you are in a job interview and you are asked for your biggest idea for innovation within the company. Do you give away your best thinking, knowing you may or may not be hired? Or do you hang on to it, hoping for credit once you are in the door and part of the company? Read More
Imagine the following scenario: A hiring manager is conferring with his staff regarding two finalists for a position. He asks them which one would be the better fit for their department. One by one they give their opinions. Then the hiring manager says: “It’s clear that either one of them could do a good job. Both of them could do the job in their sleep, but we need someone who can represent the department in a favorable light, someone who is calm and diplomatic.”
A job search workshop leader asks his audience to: “Describe what unique value you offer.” Minutes later a participant asks what others are wondering. “How is what I have to offer really unique? Maybe it’s the editor in me, but I wouldn’t say what I have is unique.” The workshop leader explains that he is referring to a combination of skills and talents unique to the individual who uses them.