Are you a creative thinker? Many people might say no off-hand, or agree with an unequivocal yes, but being able to think creatively isn’t all about having your head in the clouds. What creative thinking is really about is being able to think about real world situations and problems in unique ways – and if you can do this, a potential employer is sure to give you a second glance.
So how do you show that you can think creatively? First ditch the obvious interview answers. Calling yourself a “jack of all trades” or saying you can handle any situation that gets thrown at you doesn’t make you look confident – it makes you look like you couldn’t come up with a better answer.
Do, though, think of real situations that apply to interview questions. Or, if you don’t have one that applies, think of a hypothetical. Both methods of answering a question show that you can explore alternative solutions – something the interviewer is sure to love.
You should also remember to avoid saying “I don’t know”, or “I’m not sure”. A lot of people do this because they’re worried about giving the wrong answer, but potential employers may much rather see your best effort than to have you refuse to answer the question at all.
So keep an open mind and let your own work ethic and personality shine through with every interview.
The Trump administration is trying to assure Congress that it does not want to start a war with Iran, but some lawmakers who fought in Iraq are not so sure.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford both briefed Congress on Tuesday about Iran. Shanahan told reporters earlier on Tuesday that the U.S. military buildup in the region has stopped Iran and its proxies from attacking U.S. forces, but the crisis is not yet over.
"We've put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans," Shanahan said. "That doesn't mean that the threats that we've previously identified have gone away. Our prudent response, I think, has given the Iranians time to recalculate. I think our response was a measure of our will and our resolve that we will protect our people and our interests in the region."
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone.
"I think Iran would be making a very big mistake if they did anything," Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Monday evening for an event in Pennsylvania. "If they do something, it will be met with great force but we have no indication that they will."
After a year and a half since the Army took delivery on the first of its souped-up new version of the M1 Abrams main battle tank, the Pentagon's Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio is ramping up to deliver the service's first full brigade of upgraded warhorses to bring the pain downrange.
On Tuesday, two political veterans groups, one on the left, the other on the right, announced a new lobbying campaign aimed at ending America's 'forever wars.'
In a video tied to the announcement, Dan Caldwell, the senior adviser to Concerned Veterans for America, a conservative veterans' group, and Jon Soltz, the chairman of VoteVets, a liberal vets group which aims to get former service members into office, laid out their plan for a lobbying campaign aimed at changing policy on how the United States wages war.