Archive for 'November,2011'

Job seekers: Want the right role? Then ask the right questions

Job seekers: Want the right role? Then ask the right questions

So you are all set. You have an interview lined up with what seems like the type of company you have been looking for, you have reviewed the job description thoroughly, done your homework on the [...]

Make 2012 a S.M.A.R.T. year

Make 2012 a S.M.A.R.T. year

As another busy year comes to a close, many of us, understandably, find our thoughts wandering from the daily grind to the forthcoming holiday and festive season. I, for one, love this time of year. From [...]

Fun and Money – The two reasons to come to work

Fun and Money – The two reasons to come to work

There are only two reasons to come to work. Fun and money. And you have to have both. One of them will not be enough. Not if you want to love what you do, that is. [...]

The pillow book

The pillow book

It used to be the custom that Japanese parents gave young people who were about to be married a ‘pillow book’. This was a small volume of wood-block prints, showing all the details of sexual intercourse. [...]

10 types of content to create engagement & drive traffic to your blog

10 types of content to create engagement & drive traffic to your blog

The challenge for any blogger is to come up with new ideas for writing content that makes readers turn up and keep coming back! If you have just started blogging it can seem overwhelming and daunting [...]

Practise, practise and practise some more – Then try something different

Practise, practise and practise some more – Then try something different

What is the difference between an elite athlete and a corporate professional? Besides the obvious, one earns a living sweating it out on the field, the other sweats it out behind a desk. But both are [...]

Knowing this could change your life – It has changed mine

Knowing this could change your life – It has changed mine

I just learnt something so powerful it has profoundly changed me. It’s an insight I wish I had known 35 years ago. It would have changed my life’s path, and is changing it now. Here’s what [...]

Paving a career path of ‘no regrets’…

Paving a career path of ‘no regrets’…

How many people suddenly wake up one day and think “I wish I’d become a …” or “I really wish I had gone down that path …”? Perhaps it’s even happened to you. I know for [...]

User Experience – Designers do it better

User Experience – Designers do it better

The role of the User Experience (UX) Designer seems to be organically redefining itself. While this makes my job as a Talent Agent more challenging (or downright difficult), the repressed visual designer in me says it’s [...]