Focus on what people can do, not what they cannot do.

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”—- Confucius

There is one unique quality that separates us. That unique quality is what we should focus on in people. We should focus on people’s strengths, not their weaknesses.

For recruiters, when hiring for a new position, don’t waste your time, focus on the candidate’s strengths, not on his or her weaknesses.

We shouldn’t focus on what people cannot do, we should focus on what they can do. It is what they can do that will help your business, not what they cannot do.

The world is a beautiful world. People are beautiful. But people choose to focus on the negative things that are happening around us. Focus on the positive things, so that positive energy will move toward you.

A positive person will attracts positive things. A negative person will attracts negative things. You can change your negative thoughts or feelings into positive thoughts.

Positive things attract positive things

Negative things attract negative things

Find the good things in people, and maintain them.

Find the good things in yourself, and celebrate them

It is important to focus on what people can do, because the world is full of people that are ready to steal their dreams away. They tell them what they cannot do; they are not interested in what they can do. They focus on their weaknesses instead of their strengths.

Focus on what people can do, not what they cannot do.


Question About Time Management

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Time management is very important in life and in business. If you want to enjoy your work, you should have a deep understanding of time management. As Dr. Scott Peck put it: “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

The interviewer wants to know:

  • Your attitudes toward time management
  • Your perceptions of time management
  • Whether you are a procrastinator
  • Whether you are a self initiator
  • Whether you know the importance of setting goals
  • Whether you know how to delegate effectively
  • Whether you know how to prioritize your tasks

Time management itself is a management-not leadership.” “Time management deals with chronos, the Greek word for chronological time.“- Stephen R. Covey

When answering this question, talk about strategies you use in managing your time. For example, talk about:

  • How you create a to-do-list to manage your daily tasks
  • How you prioritize your tasks and, how you allocate appropriate amount of time to each of them.
  • How you keep a time log to monitor the time you spent on each of them
  • How you create time to analyze your work patterns.
  • How you do first things first.

Answer this question with SPECIFIC examples. Don’t give vague answers.

A Second Interview

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Why a second interview?

Because the interviewer is interested in you. Congratulations!

Now what?

It is a structured interview.

Questions are designed to bring out what is not on your resume, what you have done before, with whom you’ve done it, and your character.

Questions are based on important qualities designed as competency requirements that you MUST satisfy in order to PASS the interview.

When you are preparing for the second interview, expect a lot of questions about your competencies. For example, your communication skills, your critical thinking, and your leadership skills, are some of your competencies.


Screening Interview.

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A screening interview is a structured interview.

Questions are designed for a specific purpose- to weed out candidates that are not the right fit for the job

All job seekers are asked the same straight-forward questions. Why?

  • To maintain fairness and consistency of the interview process.
  • To prevent selection bias

Questions are designed to assess your ability to communicate, and your fitness for the job for which you are interviewing.

Remember, to screen is to eliminate.

Prepare, have a good sleep, you will ACE it.