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When I'm Not at Work....

When I'm Not at Work....

By Plume de Poison
I talk about work -- the tech trench, consulting, the gig economy, interviewing.
I care about politics, social justice, leading the examined life.
Occasionally hilarious.

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Four Ways to Blow your Interview (*for employers)

When I'm Not at Work....

Four Ways to Blow your Interview (*for employers)

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Four Reasons People Just Don’t Want to Work (for YOU!)
Employer's are facing a long-overdue reckoning, and like all reckonings,  many blame others for their predicament. The blame du jour:  Lazy people, who don't want to work... ......for you.  (Never has a prepositional phrase been more important!) This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/07/28/four-reasons-people-just-dont-want-to-work-for-you/
05:44
July 28, 2021
Four Reasons No One is Responding to Your Job Posts
Historically, businesses never worried about competing against one another for talent. Now that they must complete, many simply do not know how.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/07/20/four-reasons-no-one-is-responding-to-your-job-posts/
10:58
July 20, 2021
Tight Labor Market is Here to Stay
The tight labor market isn't about lazy millennials or enhanced unemployment benefits, things have fundamentally changed. Employers need to accept reality, and level-up their hiring game or they will be outmaneuvered by those who will... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/07/12/tight-labor-market-is-here-to-stay/
11:48
July 12, 2021
Why You Can’t Hire Anyone
Labor has had lots of opportunity to and advice on how to interview. That cannot be said of employers.  Most have zero interview training and little interest in being a good employer - which is why, now, they can't hire anyone.... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/06/26/why-you-cant-hire-anyone/
13:18
June 26, 2021
Should I Quit my Full-Time Job for a Contract Gig?
Contractor or employee?  What would you do if you weren't afraid?  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/06/21/should-i-quit-my-full-time-job-for-a-contract-gig/
06:25
June 21, 2021
So…You Want to Be a “Consultant”?
Consulting is not all Power Point presentations and conference rooms with killer views. To be one requires a certain amount of cold, capitalist, callousness. Are you ready to ditch your FTE and become a consultant? Here's a few things to think about.... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2019/05/26/so-you-want-to-be-a-consultant/
12:38
April 28, 2021
Why Consultants Fail
If your tasks involve bringing change to mature organizations, know that being a consultant is like being a personal trainer: I can't lose weight for you.... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2020/03/06/why-consultants-fail/
03:42
April 26, 2021
Ghosting: The Unrequited Love of Today’s Job Market
Consider that ghosting is really less about the employer, and more about lotto fever. Here's how to stop internalizing rejection.... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/01/18/ghosting-the-unrequited-love-of-todays-job-market/
12:58
April 26, 2021
The Effective “Agile” Executive
The relationships and mindset essential for a strong, successful, progressive, and high-performing Agile organization  are the the exact same qualities Drucker encourages in The Effective Executive.  The best way to support a meaningful value stream in a modern organization is to move from top-down boss-helper to bottom-up team-roles where the effective executive functions as a coach and advocate, not as a boss and commander. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/04/22/the-effective-agile-executive/
13:44
April 22, 2021
No More Traffic Stops: Police Reform that Could Change Everything
Now is the time. We MUST remove the revenue incentive that is insidiously intertwined with traffic “law” enforcement. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2020/06/10/no-more-traffic-stops-police-reform-that-could-change-everything/
12:22
April 14, 2021
Four Ways to Blow your Interview (*for employers)
Applicants aren't the only ones who screw up interviews; employers can blow it -- big time. Are you an employer who can't close on good help these days? Is it possible that you're blowing the interview? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2019/02/15/four-ways-to-blow-your-interview-for-employers/
07:34
April 2, 2021