Scot Herrick is a guy I’ve been following for years. In fact, I’ve had dinner with him in Washington and breakfast with him in Wisconsin. He wrote a book under the Now What brand (I’ve Landed My Dream Job — Now What???), and we’ve blogged about each other a lot. I have a lot of respect for him because he’s like most of you…. has a great career and day job, but he is an astute observer of how things work in the workplace, and created a site called CubeRules to help people figure out how to navigate their office.
He was recently interviewed by Zack Andresen on Vocate.me and his responses were so great that I wanted to share them with you. He talked about JibberJobber, which is super cool… but that’s not why I’m sharing his interview. His answers are just too solid to not share.
First, here’s what he said about JibberJobber:
The single most important tool to maintain your personal network and to track job opportunities is at JibberJobber.com. Most of it is free. All of it is awesome.
I love it… thanks Scot
Here are the questions Scot responds to… please click to the interview to read his responses. It will be worth your time to hear from this hiring manager.
- What’s your professional background? Can you tell us about your interest in helping individuals find a job and success and build employment security? What inspired you to write on this subject?
- What are the most important lessons you’ve had to learn in your professional life on finding and thriving in a job?
- What are the challenges new graduates commonly face when searching for a job?
- What advice would you offer graduates on overcoming these common challenges?
- What tools or resources should recent grads be using to track down job opportunities?
- What are your dos and don’ts for resume writing?
- What would job seekers do to prepare for their interviews? What are best practices for a successful interview?
- How should recent grads and young job seekers approach salary negotiations? What do they need to know about making sure they’re being compensated fairly?
- How can new employees ensure they can hit the ground running in a new position? What conversations should they have with HR and their supervisors to help the transition to a job?
- When should an individual consider changing jobs or careers? What are signs that a particular position is not a good fit?
There you go, some of the most valuable reading your’ll do today