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.

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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.

What Do You Think About Our Company?

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Yes, what do you really think about their company?

What do you think the interviewer wants to know? What do you think she or he wants to hear from you?

When an interviewer asks you this kind of question, she or he is looking for that candidate that speaks to the complete knowledge of the organization.

For the purpose of this question, here are some of the things the interviewer is looking for:

  • The interviewer wants to know whether or not you really know the company you are planning to be part of.
  • The interviewer wants to know whether or not you know anything about their products or services.
  • The interviewer wants to know whether you will be happy to be part of the organization.

If you have or know the answers to these questions, talk about them in a way that shows you have done your research. Don’t say anything you don’t know about the company or their products. Make sure you know what you are talking about.

If you want them to hire you, here are some things you shouldn’t talk about:

  1. Please do not say anything negative about the company. It is a red flag.
  2. Do not criticize any employees working in that organization.
  3. Don’t say you don’t know when you are asked to explain something.
  4. Don’t talk about the size of the company. The size of the company is not your problem, your problem is how to pass the interview.

Speak fluently about what you know about the company. Stay away from what you don’t know.

It is what you know about the company, and how you present it that will give you the job for which you are applying.

On the other hand, you will get in trouble when you try to present what you don’t know about the company. Don’t go there.

 

30 Most Common Interview Questions

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1. How would your friends describe you?

2. Tell me about yourself.

3. Tell me how long have you been searching for a job.

4. What goals have you set for yourself?

5. What are long-term goals? Why are they important?

6. What are short-term goals? Why are they important?

7. How would you describe your last job to me?

8. With specific examples, what did you enjoy least about your last position?

9. What are your strengths? Why are they your strengths?

10. What are your weaknesses? Why are they your weaknesses?

11. How do you know about this company?

12. What type of position are you looking for?

13. Tell me what you know about our company.

14. Tell me about your character.

15. How would your boss describe you?

16. What is your management philosophy? (when applying for a management position)

17. What does an effective management mean to you?

18. What does success mean to you?

19. What does failure mean to you?

20. While you were studying for your undergraduate degree, what extracurricular activities were you part of?

21. Tell me about your last job/position.

22. Describe the best boss you have ever had. 

23. What is time management? Do you manage your time well?

24. What is change management? Tell me how you manage change.

25. Lots of people find it difficult to work under pressure. How do you handle pressure?

26. Tell me how you manage conflict. 

27. What does conflict management mean to you?

28. Tell me about the last time you made a mistake. How did you handle it?

29. How would you describe your leadership style?

30. How would you describe leadership?