Archive for 'June,2011'

15 reasons why you should work exclusively with ONE recruiter on each hire

15 reasons why you should work exclusively with ONE recruiter on each hire

Since the beginning of time it seems, hiring companies have complained about poor service from recruitment companies. And often these concerns are totally valid. But a core issue driving dissatisfaction stems from the nature of the [...]

Tips for Talent: Getting the most out of your first interview with a recruiter

Tips for Talent: Getting the most out of your first interview with a recruiter

The first interview you have with your recruiter in my opinion is equally as important as your first interview with any potential employer. This is your big opportunity to begin to work closely with your recruiter [...]

First Day Jitters? Don’t Despair!

First Day Jitters? Don’t Despair!

Starting a new job – any new job – is hard. The initial euphoria of receiving and accepting that long-awaited offer soon develops, for many of us, into a feeling of nervousness as the big day, [...]

Will your social media digital influence find you a career you love?

Will your social media digital influence find you a career you love?

Applying for a job is a challenge in a crowded employment marketplace and it can be a tough and daunting task as you are often competing with many other candidates for that one spot. Applications are [...]

The security of your business and the importance of reference checks

The security of your business and the importance of reference checks

Maybe it is the South African in me but I make sure that I lock and double-check all doors including the security gate, I cover the keypad when I type in my pin at the ATM, [...]

How to become the oldest guy in the room

How to become the oldest guy in the room

All of my career I was the youngest guy in the room. Then, overnight, I looked around and was shocked to discover I was the oldest guy in the room. What had I done to survive? [...]

At last! How to describe Social Media to your mum

At last! How to describe Social Media to your mum

They call it ‘social media’ or ‘social networking’, and some might quibble at the word ‘social’ because a lot of it can be done alone, from the confines of a darkened room. And the truth is [...]

Companies don’t make things happen – people do!

Companies don’t make things happen – people do!

Talk is cheap. Which is why most companies these days have a written and documented Vision, Mission, and set of Values that is not lived and breathed by its people. Most company Visions, Missions and Values [...]

Are you a trusted advisor?

Are you a trusted advisor?

Over the last few months I have been fortunate enough to have been invited along to speak at quite a few conferences. This means that not only did I come away with a nice stash of [...]