Posts on Interviewing

Don’t Rush Off: Making a Good Impression on Job Applicants

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

As a daughter of the south, I was raised with a revolving door of guests in my parents’ home. From the moment a visitor walked through our den door, my mom or dad would focus every ounce of attention on making that person feel comfortable and welcome. The air conditioning was turned on (which made […]

Confidentiality of Applicant Names

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Here’s an idea that many people in local government in North Carolina cling to:  the names of applicants for governmental jobs are confidential.  It’s a very handy idea.  It allows a manager in a small county to apply for the manager’s job in a large county without letting the cat out of the bag too […]