Tuesday, September 2, 2014

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF INTERVIEWING: An interview with Michael Krasny

We’re all interviewers: whether asking your housemate about his or her day, querying a first date to see if there should be a second, vetting a prospective employer, or trying to understand a customer’s needs or ideological adversary’s position. 

To unearth some of the keys to interviewing, for my PsychologyToday.com article today, I interviewed a top interviewer, Michael Krasny. HERE is the link. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

An Authoritative Look at ADHD: An interview with Stephen Hinshaw

ADHD is among our most controversial disorders. Is it really a disorder or a function of schools' poor response to active kids’ needs? Is the increase in prescribing stimulant drugs for ADHD mainly because it’s helpful or because drug companies are pushing it?
Stephen Hinshaw is among the most respected voices on ADHD.  My interview of him is my PsychologyToday.com article today.HERE is the link.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Present and Future of Life Extension: Aubrey de Grey lays out the path.

Aubrey de Grey believes that, in the foreseeable future, the average healthy lifespan could well exceed 100... if we get our heads out of the sand.

De Grey is in a position to know. The Cambridge Ph.D. is Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, and co-author of Ending Aging. The late Dr Sherwin Nuland, eminent expert on aging, called de Gray a “brilliant, beneficent man of goodwill, who wants only for civilization to fulfill the highest hopes he has for its future.”

My interview with Aubrey de Grey is my PsychologyToday.com article today. HERE is the link.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Not-Obvious Career Truths

I’ll soon be giving a talk, Not-Obvious Career Truths: Nine things I’ve learned from having been career coach to 4,600 people. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I give an advance look at what I'm planning to say. HERE is the link.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Case for Job Seekers Practicing Radical Honesty

There's understandable temptation for job seekers to stretch the truth in their resume and interviews. But in my PsychologyToday.com article, I argue that not only is that unethical, it's likely to backfire. HERE is the link.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When No One Flirts With You: Remedying a flirt-free life

Even if you’re not looking for a relationship, it can be dispiriting to feel that people don’t flirt with you. 

If you feel unflirted with, my PsychologyToday.com article today might help. HERE is the link. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Career Advice for a History BA Who Loves Playing the Guitar

The editor-in-chief of AOL Jobs asked me to write a piece today to try to help a liberal arts BA who majored in history and loves playing the guitar. He has $133,000 in college loans and the only job he's been able to get is menial work in a hospital cafeteria.  HERE is what I wrote.

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