Seeking Out the Curious Idealists

In my experience, too many interviews, hiring processes and internal cultural guidelines focus only on optimism, pessimism and realism in reviewing the qualifications for "good" candidates. In this post, I introduce a new personality profile to the professional mix: The Curious Idealist.

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How to Position Ourselves for the Roles We Want

Struggling to differentiate ourselves from the hordes of other job seekers can be a difficult and deflating exercise, and I think this is even more of a factor for those who have already been in the workforce for at least a few years. Having slogged my way through the process many separate times, perhaps the most important thing I've learned is that, at least in my experience, getting the new role or promotion you want can be less about the unique skills and qualities you offer, and more about how you position them, and yourself, to your desired organization.

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