When I got my start as a receptionist in a big international hotel, people often surprised me with their comments. “How marvelous!” They said. “What an amazing job!” My friends, not yet acquainted with the stark realities of full-time work, pictured me living a hedonistic lifestyle with the rich and famous. One of them predicated that I would be seduced by an American divorcee within a year.Read More
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why? This sounds like a question for a kindergarten class, but it used to be one of my favourites to throw at job candidates.
My reason was simple: Most candidates are expecting the standard interrogation. By catching him or her slightly off-guard, I might get a real glimpse into who they are and how they work.Read More