This is an interesting article, with some good generic advice. In general, the bad questions referenced here reveal underlying character issues; no amount of "how to" articles will help someone with poor work ethic say the right thing. I do have to throw in my two cents, though, in in terms of good responses to the big, bad question being addressed in this article.
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Showing Up Is Not Enough - dan shipper This post was republished on LifeHacker. You can read it here. There’s a Woody Allen quote that goes: “ninety percent of success is just showing up.” Despite the title of this blog post my experience learning about and talking to successful people leads me to agree with him. But it does raise the question: what about the other 10%?
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The Pareto Principle says that in most situations roughly 80% of effects come from only 20% of the causes. We can use the Pareto Principle to better manage our time and focus on the things on our task list that really make a difference. Harvard Business Review notes that practically everything is unimportant. The Pareto Principle has been applied to almost every human endeavor, from software development to investing. (Two examples: 90% of Warren Buffet's wealth is from just ten investments and, in sales, typically 80% of revenue comes from 20% of the sales team.) Work Less and Do More by Applying the Pareto Principle to Your Task List
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What You Really Need to Apply for a Job—and What You Don't “An ideal candidate should have a strong marketing background, five years of experience in the consumer goods industry, a track record of designing and running complex marketing campaigns for new consumer products, proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, and a graduate-level degree with a focus on marketing or public relations.” How many times have you found your perfect job—and then taken a look at that list of requirements and decided there was just no way you could apply because you didn’t meet every one of the criteria they’d set out? Well, here’s a secret: You don’t really have to. Think of job descriptions as a hiring manager’s wish list for the ideal candidate, not as a list of non-negotiable requirements.
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