Archive for 'September,2011'

Relocating overseas? Two tips for a smooth transition

Relocating overseas? Two tips for a smooth transition

The world is increasingly a smaller place. If you are seeking an adventure living and working overseas, it is now easier than ever to get your next job anywhere in the world, if you possess the [...]

Tips for Job Seekers: How to get the best out of your relationship with a recruiter

Tips for Job Seekers: How to get the best out of your relationship with a recruiter

Working with a recruiter to find a new role should be painless. In fact it should make the process much smoother overall! At Firebrand, we are well aware that is not always the case, and as [...]

Not getting followed back on Twitter? This may be why

Not getting followed back on Twitter? This may be why

I am no social media expert. I am not even a member of the Twitteratti, although I have built up 7,000 plus followers to date on Twitter. Truthfully, I only plunged into the social media world [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should be On LinkedIn [plus INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Reasons Why You Should be On LinkedIn [plus INFOGRAPHIC]

LinkedIn is quite often forgotten about by job seekers who think that Facebook is the only social network game in town. The reality is that if you are an aspiring professional, or searching for a job, [...]

Working overseas should never just be the easy way out

Working overseas should never just be the easy way out

Most of the people who are referred to me have found themselves at a career cross roads – either by choice or perhaps as a result of an organisational restructure where for whatever reason their contribution [...]

Why we need to hire nutters, pirates and positive deviants to succeed

Why we need to hire nutters, pirates and positive deviants to succeed

If you want your company to beat the competition and be the place the best clients and people want to be in – then make sure you’re hiring black sheep. And sometimes be a black sheep [...]

Here is a great idea for your next meeting. Cancel it!

Here is a great idea for your next meeting. Cancel it!

In business, don’t we love a good meeting? Team meetings, status update meetings, budget updates, pipeline reporting, key account meetings, sales meetings, management meetings and finance meetings. The list is endless. And here is the thing. [...]

The things that matter

The things that matter

As I write I am in my 51st year. The turning of a new decade – whether it be 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 – is for most of us a [...]

Career success = f(skills + attitude + motivation)

Career success = f(skills + attitude + motivation)

Through my business I do a lot of work with graduates and I am often asked to present at universities to groups of final year students in order to help them prepare for the “real world”. [...]