Yesterday’s Corner Office Interview by Adam Bryant in the Sunday Business Section of the New York Times hit the ball out of the ballpark. Â Sandra Kurtzig is Chair and CEO of Kenandy, a software management firm in Redwood City, CA.
She had a number of very valuable points. Â The title is Don’t Chase Everything That Shines and she speaks about the need to have good boundaries and high standards. Â Not every idea is, in fact, a good idea!
The most compelling pieces to me were her hiring questions. Â She asks “Why are you here? What do you know about our company that made you want to interview for this job?” Â She says if they have not done their homework about her company that’s a real red flag for her.
An even more important interview question is this: “Why do you want to leave the company you’re at right now? Looks like you’re doing a pretty good job, and you’re doing well. Â What is it that you don’t like there?”
She says the answer to this question is ALWAYS an eye-opener. Â She uses this to mine for their perspective on a number of topics.
I highly recommend the entire piece. Â It will take all of about 3 minutes to fully digest. Â It will take some extended period of time, however, for most of us to build in the discipline and clarity that Ms. Kurtzig demonstrates.
See the full article here:Â http://nyti.ms/VcZ5qn
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