Category Archive: Corporate life

Jun 05

The dumbest possible interview question

What is your greatest weakness? Stop wasting your time asking this question.  There is no possible benefit for you as a hiring manager to ask this, and if you think there is, then you need to learn a thing or two about leadership. 1. Everyone knows it’s coming Search for that question on google and …

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Feb 15

You hired a veteran, but how do you keep him?

According to a survey by VetAdvisor and Syracuse university, a full 65% of veterans leave their first civilian job within two years.  Usually at CONUS Battle Drills we focus on how the veteran can improve their position, but in this case, I want to send a shout out to folks out there hiring veterans and …

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Dec 05

“Did you ever kill anyone?” -The question you should never ask

Does your mom like anal? I’m sure there is a veteran out there that doesn’t mind this question, but the overwhelming majority of us never like to answer. If You Actually Killed Someone Seeing someone die stays with you.  I might not remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, but I’ll never forget watching the …

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Oct 25

Diggin In

Dig In! No, I am not referring to the joyous activity that followed a Thanksgiving Day prayer for the meal. I am talking about the other ‘memorable’ activity. The one every Infantryman, Marine, Ranger, and SOF Operator would like to forget. Now, I recognize not every veteran was a ‘ground pounder’ and some of you …

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