Monthly Archives: November 2016


Thoughts On Wearing Many Hats

Growing up and working in a family restaurant taught me a few things. First, child labor laws don’t apply. When my parents knew I was strong enough to carry plastic bins full of dirty dishes, they put me to work. Second, weekends were spent at


Make Conference Calls Easier To Dial Into From Mobile Phones

Occasionally, I have to take a conference call with my mobile phone. I’ll go into the invitation to retrieve the dial-in number and access (pin) code. However, it’s quite cumbersome to dial the number, and then flip back to the invitation to memorize the access


What VP And Director Level Interview Candidates Have In Common

The company is in search of a seasoned professional to fill a vacant position. The human resources department received a higher number of applications than normal, which is great, we can be a bit more selective. The corporate recruiter has his hands full screening the


Asking To Connect Via LinkedIn During The Interview

Last week, I interviewed a candidate for a VP position. The conversations about the position went well. That was until he caught me off guard by asking to connect through LinkedIn. It was the wrong place and time to ask. Not wanting to seem like a jerk,