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The Delicate Balance for Women Executives

If you are a Sarah Jessica Parker fan (like me!) you know the image above is from the Christmassy-Feministy-Rom-Com movie I Don't Know How She Does It.   In the film (which includes a glorious scene where SJP "distresses" a store-bought pie to keep up with the non-working moms) our girl is forced to balance family and career, while struggling to get acknowledgement from the Private Equity company where she works.  And while this is an interesting and delicate balance, this is not the most important balance that I think women face in the work place.  There's another one-- the value balance-- that I think is even more tricky to master.  This balance occurred to me last week.  I interviewed...

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Being on Time

I decided to write this blog post because of something I observed last week.  In the genre of literature that deals with career development and interviewing,  the notion that one must never be late for an interview is a given.  In fact, I even contemplated not writing this blog post, because everyone should already know that they must be on time for interviews.  Then I witnessed something so unbelievably awkward that I was twitching, even though I wasn't really a party to the situation.  I work in a co-working space, so it isn't uncommon for me to see the comings and goings of the appointments for other startups.   So here's what happened.  A candidate didn't show up on time...

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Quick Three Step Process for a Preliminary Interview

If you are a line manager, in other words, not in Human Resources-- Interviewing can be daunting and difficult.  It certainly isn't what you usually do on a day to day basis.   I thought I would take a second to just give you a simple formula for a preliminary interview.  1.  Ask the candidate about their background.  2.  Ask questions that are specific to the role you are filling.  3. Allow the candidate to ask you any questions about the company.  Take a look at the video below!  Happy hiring! 

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