Interested in the various project opportunities available with GoBusiness Group? Great! You should know how we feel about work in general, interviews in particular, and what it takes to be successful as a GBG team member or associate.
We’re not impressed by how much time you can spend chained to a desk. Rather, it’s about meeting objectives; delivering maximum value to our clients; and pursuing the best thinking, whenever and wherever it occurs. Yes, it could be in a classic type of office, but it might also be with a laptop on a park bench, at the kitchen table when the kids are finally asleep, or while on a tour boat five time zones away.
By design, most of us work remotely so we follow a Results Oriented Work Environment (ROWE) based on output and bottom-line results. We implement this by setting expectations up front, evaluating how they’re met at the end, and leaving almost everything in between up to our associates. Of course, we visit and work with our clients on site as necessary. Even when it sometimes requires putting in long hours. That’s the nature of the beast. But our style is to let you work however you’re most productive. Why? The reason is simple….it’s good for you, which is good for us, and most important of all — it’s good for our clients.
Transforming Business Requires The Right Stuff
At GoBusiness Group, we are committed to attracting exceptional self-starters who are a trusted partner to our clients; have a pioneering attitude; are dedicated to excellence and results; and believe in business karma. In short, we are looking for highly-motivated individuals to break through business as usual. As much as deep technical skills are critical for us, attitude comes first.
Our ideal associates are people who espouse workshifting values. That is, they like companies that reward results, don’t micromanage the way the work is done and promote workplace flexibility. They are comfortable with technology and like to use it to communicate at a distance. Sometimes they’ll have 5 online meetings in a day and think, how did they work before? They value the ability to work wherever they want as long as they produce. Oh and one more thing, they they don’t take themselves too seriously.
As for interviews, most companies have a standard way of doing them. At best, this produces standardized results. Except it really doesn’t. Unfortunately, typical interviewers ask clichéd questions, interviewees respond with clichéd answers, and interviewers make arbitrary decisions. And so the world keeps turning.
Of course, we want to know what school you went to, whom you’ve worked for, and all about your achievements. But that’s a given. What we really want to know about you is: how well can you do the job you are being interviewed for, can we trust that you’ll give their very best for our clients, will you fit with our values and our team, and what makes you tick.
In that spirit, here are some interview questions we will try our hardest not to ask…
Tell me about yourself.
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
How well do you accept criticism?
Can you work under pressure and deadlines?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If you were an animal/tree/random object, what would you be?
Are you a team player / a good manager / a good leader?
How would your boss/ friends / subordinates describe you?
Do you think it’s O.K. to steal from your employer?
We’re looking to work with all sorts of professionals, especially in the following areas:
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Operations and Logistics
Drop us a Line
Think you have what it takes to liberate yourself from the cube farm collective? First, please consider a few reasons why you should not send us a resume. Then, if you still think a gig with us just might be what you’ve been looking for, contact us. We’d love to hear from you.
GoBusiness Group (“GBG”) maintains a commitment to equal employment opportunity in all our employment practices. GBG will not discriminate against any employee with respect to any term or condition of employment, including but not limited to less favorable treatment, exclusion from employment or employment opportunities (including hiring, assignment, performance assessment and promotion) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristic or status.