RadioShack is Going Down

RadioShack in MallJust yesterday, I noticed the stock price of RadioShack.  It was no surprise.  This company has been sliding down a slippery slope for a decade.  But they didn’t have to…

I’m a ’70s kid.  I grew up in a small town, with a small mall.  We had some bigger anchor stores, but the place to be if you were a smart kid, was the RadioShack that sat right in the middle of the mall.  I’ve already written about my first job.  My second job was this… I arrived for my teenage summer job at the family business.  My dad pointed to some boxes in the corner and said, “There’s your job.”

“Unpacking boxes?” I asked. Continue reading

Describe Your First Job… A Great Interview Question

Lemonade StandYesterday, I saw a great post on an HR site, suggesting an out-of-the-box interview question.  Frankly, these are sometimes a dime-a-dozen, but I really like this as a good interview opener:  “Tell me about your first paying job and what you learned from it.”

My first job, at the age of 14, was on a land surveying crew. My dad owned the business and there was only one job available (my older sister was already working in the office, at the reception desk).  It was hot, sweaty, dirty and definitely not the job that a teenage girl dreams of.

What did I learn at that job?   Continue reading