“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” -James D. Miles

Happy Thursday, Friends!! You know what that means: Friday is less than 24 hours away.

One element of interviewing that is not covered nearly enough is bad interviewer behavior. Yes, I could fill the Internet up with stories of interviewees and their egregious acts. While interviewing you need to be the best version of you.

This notion does not let interviewers off the hook, though. Just because you are, essentially, in a position of power that doesn’t mean you can treat people poorly. In the upcoming posts we’ll go over poor interviewer conduct and how to handle it.

Until then, here’s to the Almost-Weekend! *raises red Swingline stapler in the air*

Positive Thought of the Day:

“Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.” -Aristotle

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“Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do” – Oscar Wilde

Hello Friends!!  Happy Friday!!  If you’re reading this and are anywhere near the Fargo-Moorhead area, stay warm.  Our tropical wonderland is supposed to dip below 50 degrees this weekend!! 

Always remember:  That new job and warmer weather are just around the corner!!

Positive Thought of the Day:

“A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.” – Anonymous

"There can be economy only where there is efficiency." – Benjamin Disraeli

Dagnabit! I have been a total deadbeat poster in the month of November. You have my sincere apologies. My early New Year’s resolution is to rectify my lack of posting!

To try to make amends for my disappearance I want to link my faithful readers to a very useful item to help make the job application process easier. Some company sites/job boards only provide a PDF version of their application, which can be a bit of a pain/chore to fill out; not to mention the fact that some (I) have terrible handwriting.

I came across this website about year ago that still brings joy to my job-hunting heart. It’s called Nitro Pro, and it’s a program that allows you to download PDF files so you can edit them on your computer. It has a two-week demo where you can see how it works (and, shameless plug, how much easier it is to fill out online applications). It has a bunch of different functions where you can convert PDF files to Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Nitro Pro has been a lifesaver! One word of “warning”: The Nitro Pro logo does show up on the lower righthand corner of any documents you edit. I’ve never had a company come back to me and complain that it’s there so no harm/no foul in their advertising.

http://www.nitropdf.com/pro/

So, I hope this helps make your day a little bit easier . . .

Positive Thought of the Day:
“We don’t have a lot of time on this earth. We weren’t meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms, and listening to eight bosses drone on about mission statements.” – Peter Gibbons, Office Space