Friday, January 18, 2013

Parenting: 3 Things NOT to do for your Child

This is an interesting article that is a good topic of conversation.  From the article's ratings, many people don't agree -- but nevertheless, these are issues parents should think about:

As parents, we only want the best for our children. But sometimes our judgment is clouded, and our actions can actually impede our kids' progress. By nature, we want to see our children succeed, even if it means giving them a gentle nudge. Unfortunately for some parents, that nudge often turns into a huge push, and before we know it, we're actually doing things for our children that they should be doing for themselves.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Oddball Interview Questions

Here are some interesting interview questions compiled by

...Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2012:
1. “If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?” — asked at Forrester Research, research associate candidate
2. “How many cows are in Canada?” — asked at Google, local data quality evaluator candidate
3. “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?” — asked at JetBlue, pricing/revenue management analyst candidate
4. “A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?” — asked at Clark Construction Group, office engineer candidate
5. “What songs best describes your work ethic?” — asked at Dell, consumer sales candidate
6. “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?” — asked at Amazon, product development
7. “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?” — asked at Gallup, associate analyst candidate
8. “How would you rate your memory?” — asked at Marriott, front desk associate candidate
9. “Name 3 previous Nobel Prize Winners.” — asked at BenefitsCONNECT, office manager candidate

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