Normally this time of year, I would post on the topic of inappropriate Halloween costumes and make a prediction of what NSFW characters are going to show up at the company and create a negative reputation. I have done that a few times over the years and those posts are listed here:
2011: How HR views Halloween costumes
2012: Celebrities of 2012 that made the news and employee costume list
2013: How costumes affect your career
2014: Tasteless costumes of 2014
Positive attitude vs. Negative attitude
A positive attitude is an asset and anyone that tells you otherwise sucks. All kidding aside, a negative attitude is one of the personality traits that will keep an individual contributor out of management. It doesn’t matter how technically proficient we are on the job.
Accepting the wrong job offer
In the past 3 weeks, I have met with three different job seekers and I noticed a common thread. With each situation, the candidates DID NOT realize they were working against themselves in their job search. Frankly, I think that this phenomenon is happening with 90% of the candidates out there and I want to give folks something to marinate on.