Usually when people describe their greatest achievement (or any story about their past) they stop short of really selling themselves. Explaining the story of how you over-achieved “x sales target” can sound quite impressive to an interviewer, but it might not mean much to them without context.… Read the rest
One of my good friends in middle school — I’ll call him J— came from a poor family and lived in a trailer park with his mother. His parents had divorced at an early age (I later found out his father was abusive).… Read the rest
You get an offer from Amazon (congrats!) but decide not to take it, for whatever reason. It was probably a tough choice.
A few months or years down the line you want to re-apply.
Do you still have a shot at getting in?… Read the rest
My favorite answer to everything — ‘it depends.’
The situation might come up that you are using a recruiter to get a job. Good. That’s what they are paid to do, and many are pretty good at it.
However, sometimes a recruiter won’t get you where you are trying to go.… Read the rest