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Popular Sayings / Idioms

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
"Dan has asked me to go to a party with him. What if my boyfriend finds out?" Reply: "Don't go. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

A Blessing In Disguise
"My car broke down again, but maybe it was a blessing in disguise; I've been wasting too much time driving around anyway."

A Chip On Your Shoulder
"What's bothering that guy?" Answer: "Nothing; he's just got a chip on the shoulder."

A Dime A Dozen
"I don't need friends like him; they are a dime a dozen."

A Drop In The Bucket
"I'd like to do something to change the world but whatever I do seems like a drop in the bucket."

A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted
Example: "Her husband can't seem to hold onto any amount of money; he either spends it or loses it. A fool and his money are easily parted."

A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned
"I'm going to give you $20 but I want you to put …

Interviewing Candidates - Key Questions

As part of my job, I have become an interviewer for a lot of positions at my company. Sometimes I do the first interview and other times, I come in during the second phase of the interview process.

As I have interviewed more and more people, I have developed some key questions that are outside of the standard questions. Standard questions meaning: background, why interested in position, why left old job, strengths, weaknesses, 5 year plan, etc.

Here are my two key questions that impact my decision to move forward with candidate or not:

1) Given that you were being paid what you wanted, what would be your ideal job?
I ask this question because that tells me quiet a bit about a person. For me, if your ideal job is to design clothing, then why are you not doing it? Usually, if the person says there ideal job is somewhere align the lines of what they are applying for, it gives a good feeling that they are where they WANT to be.

2) What is your definition of stress and how do you handle stress?