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Avoid questions you can answer “yes” or “no”. They are closed-ended, don’t generate discussion and they rarely yield any insight.
By asking open-ended questions, you get far more intere...
Every decision is based on assumptions. If you don’t understand these assumptions, you may make a bad decision.
It’s often helpful to ask yourself first, and then your colleagues, “W...
It is so easy to hear one side of the story, act on the information, and then be embarrassed when you find out that you only had half the facts.
Always remember that there are at least 2 side...
Avoid the temptation to comment on every question. Often you don’t get to the real meat of an issue until you’ve gone several questions deep.
This will make your comments or decisions m...
Don't get uncomfortable when things get quiet. You don't have to fill the space with chatter.
You can let this work to your advantage by just keeping your lips locked and your ears open...
One of the best ways to mentor others is to ask rather than tell. By doing this, you help people discover their own insights.
A good question to ask is: "What can we learn from this experi...
Make sure you tell people what you know and what you think you know and make sure they know the difference.
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Probe: give me an example…
Dig: who, what, where, when, why and how on every accomplishment or project
Differentiate: we vs. I, good vs. great, exposure vs. expertise, participant vs. owner/leader, 20 yard line vs. 80 yard line
Situation- What's the background of what you were working on?
Task- What tasks were you given?
Action- What actions did you take?
Results- What results did you measure?
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Is the process of thinking back on previous events and interpreting them through your experience.
It’s about taking a step back and reflecting on your life, behavior and beliefs....
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This introductory question serves as an icebreaker to lend an easy flow to the conversation. It helps the recruiter to get to know you in terms of hard and soft skills.
It’s a great op...
Interviewers want to know how your answer about yourself is relevant to the position and company you’re applying for.
This is an opportunity to articulate why you’re interested and how your objective fulfills their goals. In order to do that, spend some time researching the company. If your answers resonate with them, it shows that you really understand the role.
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The right questions are at the heart of discovery. And one of the very first questions you should be asking yourself is “What assumptions can I challenge?”
The mere act of trying to discover what assumptions you and others are making can give you a new perspective on the challenge you're facing.
Go beyond the basic features being asked for and get to the heart of the problem.
Ask questions like: Who cares about this problem? Why is it important to them?
If there are no good answers to these questions, is the problem even worth working on?
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Whether it is a high-stakes deal, the price of a used car, or a family issue, we all are bargaining and getting into negotiations.
Negotiation is 90 % planning, along with being educated and ...
A negotiation does not have to be a uni-dimensional, one-shot activity.
There are seven points to prepare yourself with:
Knowing the other party's needs, wants and desires, getting to know what drives their negotiation, is crucial information in the planning stage.
The more we understand the interests of the other negotiating party, the better we can help them get what they want while taking care of our interests.
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On the contrary, questions are shortcuts. All top performers use ignorance as a tool. The goal is to get shit done, not to look good in the moment.
The interviewer is likely looking for someone who can solve problems, has good interpersonal skills and the ability to get things done using good judgment and effectiveness.
Not every question lets you show skills easily, so reframing a question to get to the answer you want to communicate might be the best way to do so.
Working remotely, especially when your team is distributed across the globe, means working asynchronously, that is, across time zones. This is a skill.
Don't assume that others know what you're talking about. Provide some clarifying context. Then, re-read your question, trying to identify the places that you make assumptions, and anticipate any issues that may result.
Include links to your references to ensure they're looking at the same thing you are.
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... or some version of that is one of the most fundamental and common questions asked in any first round of a Job Interview.
Hiring managers usually like to ask this question, because it ...
The conventional expert opinion is to provide a crisp, 30 second to 1-minute answer to the question "Tell me about yourself", but one minute isn’t enough time to deliver a meaningful response that benefits you as a candidate.
Experts prefer a short answer, as it has less chance of leading the candidate to drift or ramble.