Entries by Sabrina Lakhani

Failure

What your interviewer really wants to know is this: How will you respond when you fail in the role you’re applying for? WHAT NOT TO DO: Talk about an insignificant failure, a group failure, or a failure that resulted from someone else’s mistake.

Greatest Achievement

What is your greatest achievement? This question can also come in this form: What are you most proud of? Thinking about telling the interviewer that you just shaved off 30 seconds on your marathon time? Maybe you should think again…

Greatest Weakness

What is your greatest weakness? This is a dreaded question, but if you prepare for it in advance, you will do just fine! WHAT NOT TO DO: Use a generic weakness such as “I’m a perfectionist” or “I’m a workaholic.”

Walk Me Thru Your CV.

This is usually one of the first questions, and therefore, there is primacy effect at play. Your response to this question matters more than any of the other ones. Whatever you do, please do not “walk” the interviewer thru your CV.

Tell Me About Yourself.

This is usually one of the first questions, and therefore, there is primacy effect at play. This means that the interviewer is most likely to remember your answer to the first question more than any of the other ones, except perhaps the last question. Interviewers make up their minds about a candidate very quickly. That’s […]

Don’t Be A Communications Relic

Over the past few years, we have seen a shift in how organizations value their internal communications. In the past, employee focused communications were often an afterthought. Companies would spend significant time, effort and money on developing out their incentive plans, making sure they were designed to drive the right behaviors and performance, only to […]

The Rise of Behavioral Economics and Its Influence on Organizations

Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago professor who just won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has inspired scholars across different disciplines and fundamentally changed the way we think about human behavior. He is considered the father of behavioral economics — a relatively new field that combines insights from psychology, judgment, and decision making, and […]