"So you're always seeking the truth?" she asked. "I do my best to be," I said. "Don't you?" Her gaze shifted downward. "No, I don't." "Well, that's good to know. I mean, it's a good start," I said. "Just admitting this is a step forward..."
I learned to be assertive from my mother. She always expresses her feelings, is comfortable with saying no, acts in her family's best interest, and also thinks about the common good. She's the most assertive person I know. No one can take advantage of her. If you try, she will let you know about it.
When Muse career coach Theresa Merrill does mock interviews with her clients, she always leads with, "Tell me about yourself." It's good practice because that's often the very first thing an interviewer will ask you to do-whether you're having a preliminary phone screen, speaking to your prospective boss, or sitting down with the CEO during a final round.
Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. *** Why is it that whenever someone says, "face the facts" you know you're about to hear something you don't want to hear?