Compulsive Spontaneity

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on July 23, 2012

Ben Bradlee, the vice president at-large for the Washington Post when asked about the secret to his success responded by admitting to having “compulsive spontaneity.” Hmmmm.   At least for this writer, what an absolutely interesting concept: compulsive spontaneity. At webster.com “compulsive” is defined as: Definition of COMPULSIVE 1. : having power to compel 2  : of, relating to, caused by, […]

Bye Bye Job Boards

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on July 19, 2012

If I were working for Monster, Career Builder or any of the major or minor job boards, I”d be sweating bullets right about now. Want to know why? Think about the fax machine.

Posting advertisements on a job board is a dying breed.

The Money Question

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on July 17, 2012

There is an old axiom that says “whoever brings up money first on a job interview, generally loses.”

Candidly, the money question (or even the conversation about money) can be very awkward on a job interview for both an employer or a job candidate.

For the purpose of this article, the money question is that part of the interview when salary and benefits are discussed.

Who brings it up first? Why is it so often an anxiety provoking “make or break” discussion?

There are many obvious and not so obvious reasons.

If you are the candidate, you obviously want to get hired at the highest salary possible.

If you are the employer, you obviously want to hire the very best candidate at a salary that best fits your organization and cash flow.