Interviewing

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Interviewing

In the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu wrote that every battle is won before it is fought. Interviewing is not a battle, but there are certain principles, such as preparation, that need to be considered in both. The first interview with any company is a screening interview, and may be with the line manager or human resources. The interview is a little like a first date, with both parties interviewing one another to determine whether there is enough interest to proceed further.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Interviewing

The vice president of human resources was a short woman, standing 160cm, and did not strike me as an authoritative figure. First appearances can be so are deceiving. I was soon captivated by her charm and grace. It was not just what she was saying, but how well we were getting on. I felt like I was talking to an old friend. I soon realized that I was doing most of the talking and she was controlling the meeting by asking great questions and responding thoughtfully. What made this woman such a good communicator? She was a great listener.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Interviewing

A small bead of sweat rolled down the candidate’s forehead. As we waited in the lobby of the Akasaka hotel, this late-40s man shyly admitted the obvious. For more than 25 years he worked at the same company and had always being on the other side of the desk asking the questions. The tables had turned and he was afraid. Was this really the same confident director I had met a week previously in my office? A man who had impressed me with his depth and knowledge, charm and excellent questions? He explained that once a year his performance would be reviewed and evaluated, but he never had to really explain his experience, knowledge and accomplishments. This was going to be a first.   Read More >>

Written By: morunda | Posted in: Active Advising, Interviewing

I have known Tanaka-san (not his real name) for some time and have introduced him to several major companies over the years. He has an impressive resume, having worked for a Top-5 multinational operation and is now working for another leading with a focus in CNS. A strong candidate, with experience in launching products in two different therapeutic areas, he is personable and has a strong presence about him. He is the type of candidate my clients love and by all rights he should have his choice of companies. Strangely, this is not the case.   Read More >>

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In the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu wrote that every battle is won before it is fought. Interviewing is not a battle, bu

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The vice president of human resources was a short woman, standing 160cm, and did not strike me as an authoritative

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A small bead of sweat rolled down the candidate’s forehead. As we waited in the lobby of the Akasaka hotel, this

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I have known Tanaka-san (not his real name) for some time and have introduced him to several major companies over t

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