How to spot a dishonest candidate in an interview

Think about it, if there’s one type of person that almost all of us universally hate, then that person is most probably a liar. No one likes being lied to and dishonesty is considered as one of the most hated character traits of an individual. Nevertheless, being able to spot a liar is important if you want to have the upper hand in any sort of dealing, be it business or personal. However, if you’re a recruitment manager, then the talent to spot a manipulative candidate could be the difference between hiring an excellent individual or a person that’ll run your company to the ground. Check out some of the key points below, and see whether these will help you to spot a liar next time during an interview.

How to convince your boss that working on weekends is a bad idea

It’s Friday, and you’re busy searching for the best “It’s Friday” meme to post on Facebook. You hear the footsteps of your boss that seems to be coming your way. You’re sure she/he is going to thank you for all the hard work you did this week. He/She gives you a big smile while trying to say something. You already know what it is and you have an answer, “happy weekend to you too.” But no, he/she happens to announce that the board has decided to open the office Saturday morning starting next month! Indeed, happy weekend to you…

Interview Tips: How to answer the question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years”

Being in an interview can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Imagine yourself sitting in front of your potential employer as various thoughts keep mingling around your head. You keep wondering what would be the next question asked by the HR Managers and how you are going to answer it, when all of a sudden, the interviewer asks you about your long term future plans. You panic and keep thinking when you don’t even know what you want to do tomorrow!

Interview Tips: What are your salary expectations?

Each Interviewer certainly has his or her own ways to get to know the potential candidates for a job vacancy during an interview. It can be a long or a short interview, more focused on personal aspects or professional achievements instead. It can be very formal or have that informal tone that we never know how to handle… but you can be almost sure that the question that most of them are going to ask by the end of the interview is that one related to your salary expectations. Continue reading if you want to learn some tips on how to ace the answer!

Avoid these common mistakes in your CV

In order to secure an interview at your dream organization you need to have the perfect resume, one that motivates recruiters to meet you and learn more about you. In fact, the first impression generated through a resume is the key to win the hearts of your employers.

If you are currently on the hunt for a job and you are looking for ways to improve and develop your resume before you hit that send button, take time to read this article and make sure you avoid the following common mistakes.

Thinking of a career change? Four questions to ask yourself first

We have all experienced those slow months, where there’s not much to do but stare far into the computer screen. Those are usually the time where you find yourself wondering how your job could get interesting or how things could change if you had a career change especially when you see someone from another department handling some exciting stuff. You just might have some areas in mind or many want to just dip their toe in the career pool to see what you might like or perhaps fit into. Before you jump head first into the very deep whirlpool of career options, here are a few questions that might help the decision easier.

To change or not to change?

Now if you are on the fence about the change, and not sure if you would handle it well. Take a break from looking and list down a few pros and cons of the current job you work. It could just be that you are searching for a different company, and not a complete career change. Take a good look at your current position and make note of the changes that you would like to see.

Five tips to help you pick the best holiday gift for your employees

As the 1st of December rolls around, Christmas music begins to play on the radio and in just a blink the entire city turns into a winter wonderland. Although we do not experience snow, that cold Christmas air marks the beginning of the holiday season. And this is usually when some companies begin the search for an appropriate holiday gift for the employees. Although this is not the same as buying a gift for a friend because the requirements are much greater. The gifts should ideally fit the budget and be of value to the employees. The requirements are simple on paper but selecting the best gift is a rather difficult task. Here are a few tips that might help speed up the process

Once you are done with university the next step becomes a constant battle in your mind to find out where you are meant to be. Where do I fit in? and where does my skills lie? Become permanent unanswered questions in your head. It comes to a point where you feel left out when everyone starts moving forward knowing exactly what they want to do and where they would like to be in five years’ time. If you feel like you’re still not ready to answer that question here are some tips to help you along.

Five Tips to help you through the Monday blues

We all know that feeling of Friday were our mind is ready to go on vacation mode, looking forward to a long snooze knowing that we don’t have an early morning alarm waiting for us. Although with just a blink of an eye its Sunday night and an entire weeks’ worth of alarms start ringing in our head alerting us of all the long days that awaits us. And when finally Monday arrives, our eyes just don’t want to open, our mind isn’t ready for the day to begins, and this is when the Monday blues kicks in. Here are some tips to help you get through the Monday blues.

12 Easy Phrases to Massively  Improve Your Leadership

At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.



President and CEO, Lead From Within@LollyDaskal

Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is about engaging and empowering people to do what they are capable of doing, and building confidence and trust in your team.

Communication is key; written or spoken, your words carry tremendous weight. These 12 phrases are small but powerful. Use them daily and you can be sure your leadership is moving in the right direction.

1. "Please"

It may seem basic, but treating others with respect goes a long way. Especially in times of stress, it's easy to overlook a courtesy as simple as saying "please," but to the person on the other end it can make the difference between a barked order and a respectful request. 

2. "Thank you"

Appreciation is both motivating and uplifting, and saying "thank you" is a simple, no-cost way to show appreciation. Taking care to recognize the contributions of others increases their confidence and your team's morale, and it sets a good example.

3. "Tell me more"

Successful leadership means being interested and inquisitive, always wanting to know more and seeking out the ideas and opinions of others.

4. "I'm proud of you"

The leaders we admire tend to be generous with praise. When you notice and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of your team, everyone wins.

5. "What do you think?"

As the old saying goes, listening is among the greatest of favors. When you sincerely ask people for their input, they feel valued and more committed. It also communicates that you're open to the ideas of others.

6. "It's your call"

When you empower others with decision making, you encourage them to build their own leadership and foster trust and independent thinking. Delegating decisions is the cure for micromanagement.

7. "You're doing great"

The best way to help people reach their full potential is by offering them encouragement. Treat people like they make a difference and they will.

8. "We're all in this together"

The best leaders are collaborators. They thrive on building teams and creating synergy; they know that it takes a community of dedicated, loyal people to cultivate winning results. Building collective pride and accountability keeps egos in check and gives better results.

9. "I trust you"

The best way to cultivate trust is by giving trust to others. If those around you feel confident that you trust them, they have the confidence to excel and are motivated to keep your opinion of them high.

10. "I'm sorry"

There is nothing that feels more humbling to a leader than saying "I'm sorry." But it's actually a sign of great strength and accountability, and wise to practice. Acknowledging your mistakes inspires people to do the same.

11. "I don't know" Everybody has strengths and weaknesses, including leaders. When you admit the limitations of your knowledge, you model humility, candor, and confidence for your team. And when you seek out the answer, you model problem solving and open-minded inquiry.

12. "How can I serve you?"

If you really want your leadership to stand apart, this simple phrase can be a game changer. Servant leadership is the most powerful force you can bring to your team. If you're looking for ways you can help and serve others, the best way is to ask.

What are your go-to leadership phrases? What do they communicate? How well are they working for you?

Source: your-leadership.html

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