Obedient is a great word in an interview – like an Eagle

Not a popular word, obedient.  It can be magical in an interview.

It can get you a job.

If your previous boss overruled your objections and you did what he said to the best of your ability, mention it.  Tell how you backed him up.  If the outcome was good, so much the better.

Companies want to hire people who will point out problems, but still execute the company line.  Many people dissent, sabotage and destroy.  Instead, companies want people who dissent, engage, build up, and make things happen.  Vast numbers of companies succeed with mediocre plans and people who are excellent at execution.  Companies with great plans that are rife with backstabbing and contention always fail.

If you can show that you can execute even a mediocre plan to excellent standards.  You’ll get hired.

Something to do today

Make a list of the 3 times you disagreed most with a plan, but executed it well.  It may be a key to getting hired.

This “like an Eagle” series is based on the Boy Scout Law.  I am helping train a bunch of kids to be Eagles this year.


This quote is just fun, not like an Eagle.

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. (King Edward VIII)


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