May 31, 2011

JMO Interviewing and the Failure Question

One of the several reasons companies value Junior Military Officers’ experience is that they have failed.  Yes, exactly, failed.  How can that be so?  Because when one fails, and fails in the right way, that person learns valuable lessons to apply in the future.  The companies then value that the JMOs have learned valuable lessons … Continue reading “JMO Interviewing and the Failure Question”

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May 20, 2011

The Initial Interview – It’s not about you

During my interview preparation workshops I deliver to our DPP candidates at bases all across the country, I usually start off with a short exercise to illustrate a basic premise of interviewing and I thought it would be worthwhile to share it with everyone on this blog post. Here’s the exercise:  1)      Take out a … Continue reading “The Initial Interview – It’s not about you”

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May 4, 2011

The Slight Edge

I recently completed reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.  This is a not a book meant to unlock the mysteries of the universe nor answer your deepest burning questions, but its message is profound nonetheless.  The simple premise of the book is that while we live in an instant gratification society, things do not … Continue reading “The Slight Edge”

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