a) look towards the altar, or b) constantly swivel your head 180 degrees to check out every member of the opposite sex, everywhere, all the time? a) thank him and wipe it off, or b) launch into a long, elaborate pantomime of a space alien? If you invite me and “the gang” up to your cabin for the weekend, how many invitations to “the gang” are you actually extending? a) Pick your date up to take her to dinner, b) meet your date at a cool local coffee shop, or c) ask her to meet you at your place so that you can model the footie pajamas that your last girlfriend made for you? Describe your relationship with your mother: a) she’s a good woman who raised me well, so I love her and respect her and look out for her, b) we’re very close and share all of our deepest thoughts and feelings, c) we are not close at all and barely speak, or d) wait a minute while I ask her. If my brother points out that you have a big green dot on your forehead, do you… One of the amazing incidental benefits of running a business is that I can honestly say I like every single person I work with.Building a strong, cohesive culture has been a top priority at my branding consultancy, and I think it’s contributed enormously to our success.Catholic Match offers the option of using their suggested questions and answers.
And once you do get a conversation started, it can be difficult to keep the conversation moving forward.
After all, in our business it’s not like we’re relying on special patents or complex machinery.
Our value exists solely in our people, and recruiting is our most important challenge as a company.
Let’s get out of the lazy mode when it comes to our profiles.
Let’s be deliberate about which questions we ask and the answers we offer.