Archive for 'July,2011'

Do you ever unplug and unwind?

Do you ever unplug and unwind?

Think back to your last holiday: did you turn off your phone, leave your computer in its bag (or even better, at the office) and laze about reading newspapers and magazines while spending much-needed time with [...]

Creatives have portfolios, but what about “Suits”?

Creatives have portfolios, but what about “Suits”?

We’ve all seen those portfolios being carted around to job interviews, full of the blood, sweat and tears of joy that are the realm of the ‘Creative’. It certainly makes the interview more interesting, and you [...]

Is mobile marketing the secret to real-time marketing?

Is mobile marketing the secret to real-time marketing?

Whether you prefer an iPhone or Android-driven mobile device comes down to personal preferences. I for one have the iPhone 4 loaded with applications that are relevant to my interests, personal goals and recreational activities. I [...]

How to impress your next boss

How to impress your next boss

If you are a knowledge worker, and most of us are these days, how do you look smarter than the next guy or gal? The short answer is to have a blog where you reveal your [...]

No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish

No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish

This post may offend some readers. But only because it’s going to cut close to the bone for many. And I don’t care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it’s nothing to do with ‘fashion’ or [...]

Interviewing tips – Part 2: The Interview

Interviewing tips – Part 2: The Interview

This series of three posts is designed to cover interview tips for both the interviewee and the interviewer – as after all, for a positive outcome, both parties need to be giving it the thumbs up. [...]

Hiring trends in Europe and Asia Pacific // Market Update from Firebrand // July 2011

Hiring trends in Europe and Asia Pacific // Market Update from Firebrand // July 2011

Firebrand has offices in Europe, Asia and Australia, and wherever I go, I get asked about the job market. “What is happening? Is it improving?” In today’s market update vlog, we examine how the job market [...]

The most valuable business tip I know

The most valuable business tip I know

If anyone ever asked my view on the key to success in business, my answer, I fear, would disappoint. Yet this one habit has driven my career. Before sharing this invaluable tip – let me clarify: [...]

Is meaning missing at work?

Is meaning missing at work?

The Meaning Of Meaning was the semester course on English literature at my High School in 1978. I remember this because it was the most interesting thing I ever learnt at school – although at the [...]

What does it say on your new business card?

What does it say on your new business card?

I spend a lot of time one-to-one with people in a bit of a career quandary. For whatever reason, they have found themselves at a crossroads and in need of some career direction.  Some may have [...]