Tell me something negative you’ve heard about our company.
me something negative you’ve heard about our company.
TRAPS: This is a common fishing expedition to see
what the industry grapevine may be saying about the company. But it’s also a trap because as 21521w226v an outsider,
you never want to be the bearer of unflattering news or gossip about
I’m already overwhelmed
I’m already overwhelmed! The RPM system sounds fabulous, but what an
incredible amount of work.
Here are some tips for making RPM a
part of your life:
Don’t try to eat the whole whale in one bite!
Use what you’ve learned about chunking so that you go about mastering this
What are your goals
are your goals?
TRAPS: Not having any.or having only vague
generalities, not highly specific
BEST ANSWER: Many executives in a position to hire you are
strong believers in goal-setting. (It’s on 24324w2214y e of the reason
they’ve achieved so much). They like to
hire in kind.
What was the toughest decision you ever had to make
was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
TRAPS: Giving an unprepared or irrelevant answer.
BEST ANSWER: Be
prepared with a good example, explaining why the decision was di 717m121h fficult.the
process you followed in reaching it.the courageous or effective way you carried
THE CONCEPT OF PROFESSION: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE BASED ON THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION IN CHINA
THE CONCEPT OF PROFESSION: A HISTORICAL
PERSPECTIVE BASED ON THE ACCOUNTING
PROFESSION IN CHINA
Accounting History International Conference 2001
School of Accounting and Finance
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW
AUSTRALIA VIC 3217
10 commandments for ‘working hard’ George Costanza: 1. Never walk without a document in your hands 2. Use computers to look busy 3. Messy desk 4. Voice Mail 5. Looking Impatient and Annoyed 6. Leave the office late 7. Creative Sighing for Effect 8. Stacking Strategy 9. Build Vocabulary 10. MOST IMPORTANT: Words to live by!
10 commandments for ‘working hard’:
1. Never walk without a
document in your hands
People with documents in their
hands look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they’re heading for
the cafeteria. People with a news
Developing Leadership Skills
probably researched and discussed more than any other topic in the field of
management. New suggestions, methods,
and tips for improving leadership skills are offered each year. Everyone seems to acknowledge the importance
of leadership to managerial and organizational success.
“The Opinion Question” – What do you think about .Abortion.The President.The Death Penalty.(or any other controversial subject)
Opinion Question” – What do you think about .Abortion.The President.The Death
Penalty.(or any other controversial subject)?
TRAPS: Obviously, these and other
“opinion” questions should never be asked.
Sometimes they come up over a combination dinner/i 353o146d nterview when the
Why aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career
aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career?
TRAPS: You don’t want to give the
impression that money is not important to you, yet you want to exp 515b110f lain why your
salary may be a little below industry standards.
BEST ANSWER: You like to make
money, but other factors are
What are your greatest weaknesses
What are your greatest
TRAPS: Beware – this is an eliminator question,
designed to shorten the candidate list. Any admission of a weakness or fault
will earn you an “A” for honesty, but an “F” for the interview.
PASSABLE ANSWER: Disguise a strength
as a weakness.
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