Archive for 'August,2011'

Let’s talk salary (no, let’s not)

Let’s talk salary (no, let’s not)

It’s an interview tip often dished out to aspiring job seekers; don’t talk about your salary expectation during the interview. But what if your prospective employer does? Ahhhh, money. It makes dreams comes true when in [...]

Counter Offers – Just say “no”!

Counter Offers – Just say “no”!

I am prompted to write this post because a recruiters’ worst nightmare happened to me 2 days ago: a candidate who has signed and accepted my client’s job offer told me 3 weeks later that he [...]

Online personal branding for introverts

Online personal branding for introverts

I recently took the Myers-Brigg Personality Type Indicator and ‘scored’ an INTP (Introvert, Intuition (N), Thinking and Perception). A personality indicator is not a predictor of performance, nor does it assess intelligence. Myers-Brigg measures psychological preferences [...]

Does experience make you a leader?

Does experience make you a leader?

Generation Y would answer this question with a stern “no”. On the contrary, some, if not most of the Baby Boomer and X Generations would believe that experience is essential and earned and that is what [...]

11 ways to lose your job and career on Facebook

11 ways to lose your job and career on Facebook

Sharing on social media is fun and sometimes obsessive. When texting became popular and instant messaging was at its peak, a lot of fun was had by sharing private and confidential messages that were not public [...]

VIDEO: Talent Attraction and Retention in the digital age

VIDEO: Talent Attraction and Retention in the digital age

Over the past 6 months I have spoken with many CEOs and CMOs about their business growth strategies. And I have been overwhelmed by the range and scale of their online, digital and social media marketing [...]

Digital Creatives need only one type of portfolio — a URL

Digital Creatives need only one type of portfolio — a URL

For digital creatives, there really is only one type of portfolio that you should have, and that’s an online one. They are by far the best way to showcase your creativity and/or digital skills and your [...]

4 steps to making your personal brand a winner

4 steps to making your personal brand a winner

To maintain great personal brands with colleagues, we need to work constantly on these 4 vital ingredients to personal branding success. Hugo Boss, Emirates, Audi, Moet et Chandon, Apple. When we hear these words, we immediately [...]

What lies behind your career development door?

What lies behind your career development door?

Many people I work with tell me that they are looking for a new job or a new career because “there is just nowhere else to go” in their current role. Some refer to the concept [...]

Questions worth asking

Questions worth asking

There’s a blog I really dig called Thought Questions. The site is based on the philosophy that a question that makes you think is a question worth asking.  I especially love this because most of us [...]