Five Questions to Answer in Every Interview

I started reading 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview, by Ron Fry. The author states that there are basically only five key questions that most hiring managers want you to answer.

  • Can you do the job?
  • Will you do the job better than other interviewees?
  • Will you take the job if it is offered to you?
  • Do you think you will fit in the company culture and team dynamics?
  • Will you make me look good for hiring you?

You will not be asked these questions in such wording but it will help if you can make the answer to these clear in the mind of the interviewer.

Favorite Tweets June 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

  • @LeyMarieCel: When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. – Charles Austin Beard
  • @avinashkaushik: “I’m as proud of the products that we have not done as the ones we have done.” – Steve Jobs
  • @alexia: OH: In my next life I want to be reincarnated as a computer.
  • @spangley: OH: rural Oregon is like the west Virginia of the west coast.
  • @tonystubblebine: Just watched the worst parallel parking attempt of all time. He eventually gave up and now I’m watching the second worst. It’s a huge spot!
  • @simplebits: I’m convinced that Comcast got into the phone business so that you’re unable to call them when their service goes down.
  • @chadfowler: Social networks depreciate like cars :)
  • @jenniferbrook: I’m thinking about platforms as cultures.
  • @Archimage: By end of next year 10% of internet users will have their own boutique URL shortening service.
  • @georgeruiz: I’m totally getting the sexy new Apple camera (with limited phone functionality). Who’s with me!
  • @jdub: Why haven’t Iraq, Katrina and the Oil Spill convinced conspiracy theorists that the US govt is utterly incapable of conspiracy?
  • @joshspear: Caught in the rain! Good thing I’m waterproof.
  • @thatdrew: OH: My caucasian wife makes awesome authentic tamales
  • @karlihenriquez: Please don’t have conversations with yourself via Twitter…its a little weird
  • @Gemstars: “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery
  • @shawnrobinson: You can do anything, but not everything. – David Allen
  • @swedal: When cheese gets it’s picture taken, what does it say?
  • @loliphea: how you tryna sell dreams an aint even slept yet?!
  • @ITSNAYB: Good morning rise & grind
  • @MinouChatte: I changed the way I looked at things, and the things I looked at changed.
  • @Miss_Officer: Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times.
  • @JessicaGottlieb: Folks. Please stop projecting, if you have mental health issues get a shrink not a blog.
  • @Miss_Officer: Words without actions are just like air without oxygen, useless
  • @youloveB: Good friends are like four leaf clovers, hard to find & are very special so keep them!

Retweet June 2010

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in May 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Obamanation

  • Prof Prez Obama’s answer to the meaning of life and everything else is to form a sub-committee to find out whose ass to kick.
  • The reason President Obama has not kick any ass with the oil, car, and banking industry is because he can find the ass to kick.
  • President Obama is not really the ass kicking kind of president, he is more the ass thinking.
  • Have you notice that presidential candidates always promise change, but never promise to just make shit better for people.

Got Gov?

  • Just like criminals cannot profit from their crimes, so too politicians should be made not to profit from theirs.
  • Here is a revenue generating idea, tax up to 80% of all income made by current and former elected politicians.
  • Pot Holes: Your tax dollars at making your vehicle not work!
  • Local governments don’t like to pay for cops unless it’s with overtime.
  • Cops are corrupt the world over, the difference is what it takes to corrupt them, a $20 bribe or a few hours over time.
  • Don’t do drugs, don’t fund CIA black ops.

Politricks

  • Al Gore says, “I did not have sexual relations with that women.”
  • General McChrystal must have been on McMeth when he agreed to do the Rolling Stones interview.
  • You know you are in the wrong side of every aisle when you have to apologize for your apology.
  • I think vuvuzelas should be allowed and be part of the political discussions, debates, and town hall meetings.
  • Vuvuzela for president 2012!!!
  • Free Weev!!!

Propagandon’t

  • Some Americans remember the Alamo but many of those that do don’t remember why they should have remember it in the first place.
  • There is no freedom just propagandom.
  • Fear is a virus of the mind!
  • Control the supply, and you control the demand and the price you can charge.

War Racket

  • Congratulations Afghanistan, for being the longest American war!!!
  • Art is my favorite weapon.
  • War will lead us to energy independence!!!

Question

  • If your life can be condensed to one photo would be a still life study or an out of focus action shot?
  • Why would you need a tool to open this toolset I just bought?
  • If Steve Jobs would reinvent the wheel what would it be like?
  • If he built a better mouse trap would the mice become Apple fanboys?
  • If it’s not fun, is it worth it?
  • Who needs a StairMaster when you have a kid and a set of stairs?
  • What kind of characters hang out at the corner of East Sesame Street and MLK Blvd? Crackhead Monster? Beto y Kike? El Memo? Big Pimp?

Randumb

  • Zombies replicate by infection, the Borg by assimilation, can you imagine a zombie-Borg hybrid? A zomborg? Brains are futile.
  • This Aquafina water bottle claims to be made with 50% less plastic. How does that make it an eco-bottle?
  • In no country, culture, time, or parallel universe does nagging make things better.
  • I love digitally, um either turned on or turned off.
  • Just because you don’t see eye to eye with someone does mean you can go toe to toe with them.
  • You know how meterologists name hurricanes after people’s name, they should be named after fictional characters…
  • If hurricane would be names after fictional characters you know Hurricane Anakin would grow into one mean mofo of a storm.
  • Being honest isn’t a fault.
  • The new anti-Semitic is the anti-Semexican.
  • Forget snakes in a plane, I got ants in my car!
  • This TV diner is a rerun.
  • I don’t no the meaning of the word know.
  • Trafffuuuck!!!
  • FML SMH WTF LOL
  • From preschool to postdoc, school is universally for fools.
  • To me an expresso machine is like a time machine.
  • You are no better than those whom you’ve deem the worst.

Overheard

  • OH: Awww, that gansta cute.
  • OH: It’s business not celebrityness.
  • OH: Who touched my iPad, there’s a smudge on the screen.
  • OH: We are getting it done. It will be done. So it’s done.

Craporation

  • In the US, corporations are always right.
  • The BP Oil Spill is so large that it is thinking of running for president 2012 as a Republican. Campaign platform will be: Drill Baby Spill
  • Just like the brain is the biggest sex organ the biggest oil company is JP Morgan.
  • When life gives you an oil spill you make off like a bandit.
  • Al Qeada are a bunch of incompetents, BP, Golden Sachs, Monsanto can do more harm in one day than a bunch shoes and whitey tighties.
  • Oil executives think they are as slick as the oil they spill.
  • The BP oil spill is as large as the state of Vermont. The BP oil spill is so large, it should be it’s own state, Oilzona.

World Cup

  • World Cup: it’s not about how well you play, it’s how well the referees can see.
  • World Cup: The outcome of the World Cup is determined way in advance of the opening ceremony.
  • World Cup: FIFA fo dumb!
  • World Cup: each game should three score, one for goals each team has made and another for the number of bad calls made by the refs.
  • World Cup: it’s not about how many goals you score, it’s about how many goals the refs will qualify.
  • The World Cup has as much integrity as Chicago politics.

Futurism

  • In the future, robots will go to your local polling place and vote electronically for you and then an algorithm will declare the winner.
  • In the future, you can pick up FDA grade heroin at the condiment aisle at your local super market.
  • The future has let me down in terms of jet pack technology and space travel.
  • The future tastes like plastic.

Retweet May 2010

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in May 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • Where is the beef, where is the change?
  • Some Laws are biased, others ignorant, many shortsighted, and even a few are immoral.
  • The police wants to record your every step/action except being arrested by the police.
  • BP + Oil Spill + Hurricane Season + New Orleans + FEMA = nothing is going to get done…
  • The government wants to regulate success.
  • More laws lead to less justice.
  • Decades ago we were promised a future that includes jet packs and space travel, now the government wants to shape the future with terrestrial rail.

Politricks

  • Life already has chosen life, life chooses life.
  • There is 100,000 years of history for immigration!
  • We can’t have a supreme court justice in the closet and in the pocket of Goldman Sachs.
  • I wonder if Elena Kagan has more litigation experience than lesbian experience.
  • It seems like Obama wants the supreme court to adhere the don’t ask don’t tell policy themselves.
  • Britain’s election resulted in a hung parliament, at least that’s what she said, and by she I mean the Queen.
  • Instead of marching and protesting, most are happy bitching.

Econemy

  • The only thing capitalism values is pure unadulterated profits.
  • No one is above the law, except capitalism. $$$/LAW
  • Memorial Day, a day to remember the men and women that served our country and enjoy the profits earned from the military industrial complex.
  • Crony Capitalism offers the best returns.
  • Credit cards are the best way more than what an item is worth.
  • Sweet dreams are made of debt, who are you to disagree.
  • They should call things for what they truly are, like credit cards are really debt cards. Debt is really what you carry.
  • Did anybody else feel the stock market crash just now? It felt like an earthquake.
  • Pirates that go legit are known as corpirates, I mean corporates.
  • Don’t worry Greek people, if your civilization fails the British Museum will kindly save your property in their museum in England.
  • I’m not sure why everyone is worried, it’s not the first time Greek civilization has collapse.
  • The revolution will not start with a gun shot, but with a market crash.

Propagandon’t

  • Vaccines are not panaceas.
  • The truth is that Gaza is a concentration camp, an unlabor camp.
  • Any event involving freedom, flotilla, humanitarian, aid, Israeli, commandos can only end with at least 15 dead Palestinians.
  • It seems to me that most Jewish holidays revolve around the liberation or destruction of Jews by Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Romans…
  • Watching Sunday morning propaganda shows.
  • God is a lie. Free markets are a lie. History is a lie. Freedom is a lie. The cake is a lie.
  • The one thing the education system wants you to learn is to learn to sit down, listen, and follow directions. #obey
  • Revolutions are about freedom, sometimes.
  • The network news have a secret agenda.
  • If one man’s trash is another’s treasure, then one man’s wasteland is another’s promise land.

Question

  • If people count sheeps to help them fall asleep, what do sheeps count to fall asleep?
  • WTF why is it that taxes and fees are worth more than the actual price of a airfare ticket?
  • Do you read, analogly or digitally?
  • Which is worse, Facebook privacy leak BP oil spill?
  • Is Craig’s List part of the sex trade industrial complex?
  • Is the best time of your life behind you, ahead of you, or right now?

Randumb

  • Celebrities are fictional characters.
  • A terrible thing is a terrible thing to go to waste.
  • I know nothing and have an opinion on everything.
  • If you are going through hell, do not stop at the rest stop.
  • LMFAOMG
  • Two men that can go about their business in pajamas: Hugh Hefner and Dalai Lama
  • Apparently the Buddha was a dead beat dad.
  • I think time is the least understood currency, and the older you are the lower your ROI on existing time.
  • Time is a currency.
  • Not even time is for ever.
  • The universe is estimated to be 15 billion years old, it’s just a teenager, it doesn’t even have it’s provisional driver’s license.
  • What kind of day is it going to be? Checking life forecast… Partial meetings scattered throughout the day… I guess I should wear pants.
  • I’m sure James Cameron has directed a sex tape or two, after watching Avatar my question is, you think James Cameron made a 3D Avatar porn?
  • I can haz some om nom nom nom.
  • Forget who moved my cheese, I want to know who moved the damn remote.
  • Drinking the Kool-Aid doesn’t make you cool!
  • Waiting… Life in slomo.
  • Who is this Jonas Bieber I keep hearing about?!
  • Music moves mountains.
  • A diamond might be a girls best friend but her shoes are her confidant.
  • The valuable asset you can spend on someone is time.
  • I’m such a bad lier that I don’t need to tell the truth.
  • The truth has many sides, many shades, and many dimensions.
  • Live, listen, learn, laugh, love, and lose yourself.
  • Some hide, others slide, many snide, I drive it home like a bat out of hell just frozen over by climate change FTmofoW!!!1!
  • I wish I could take a picture, not of what I see but what I feel.

Overheard

  • OH: For you to look good you would have to travel back in time.
  • OH: I have a lot more to say than I’ll ever be able to say, so let me say this once.
  • OH: It is like wanted to bake a cake, eat it too, but without having the dough.
  • OH: Yeah, I want that too. I want my stuff to be next to your stuff an not feel stuffy.
  • OH: you must be a space man, cause you always spacing out.

Futurism

  • The future was here!
  • In the future, you will be charged as a hacker for using lynx to access a website.
  • In the future, you will be considered an accomplice for retweeting.
  • In the future, you will be considered a person of interest for content you like on facebook.
  • In the future, you will be held in charged with treason for voting for against the incumbent.
  • In the flat future, a mechanic will have a more secure job than a lawyer.
  • In the future, all first ladies will automatically be sworn on as the senator of New York.
  • In the future, poetry will not be felt but computed.
  • Imagine a future where if you buy paint it comes with a ToS limiting you what you can paint and whether you can sell it or not and to who…