“In the course of last year, I got to interact with a number of headhunters. What a learn!
Of course, I had read a few blogs about this and I remember digging out old 101 cheat sheets back from business school days. I remember thinking “it’ll do the trick”…. Hell no!
No-one had told me that it is not just about performing well at recruitment interviews. No-one had ever warned me before about a few human mistakes which, although they might not fully disqualify you for a given job, will strain your relationship with the headhunter to a point you do not want to.
Here are my 5 key learnings on how to deal with headhunters effectively Read more
Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is near and your year as a manager will end soon. Time to have a critical look at your managerial capacities: what is the one leadership skill you evolved with in 2012, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a people manager?
How do you compare to Santa Claus? After all, he is a charismatic leader, respected authority, he manages a stable team of top performers (and if one of the elves or reindeers left, he managed well because we did not notice anything), the client experience is superior and he gets the job done year after year by respecting a strict deadline and staying calm, reassuring and positive.
Here come the 5 key success factors that make Ol’ Santa a better manager than you: Read more
Prior to conducting a job search I was on LinkedIn on a very superficial basis, brushing it aside as something only for people looking for a job. And then quite suddenly, I became a job seeker and LinkedIn became my friend.
One of the benefits of my search was my new found knowledge about how to use LinkedIn. Job seekers often hear about “The Hidden Job Market,” or they are told “networking is essential.”
Below are 5 tips of how to use LinkedIn to tap into the Hidden Job Market and how to network. We are often told what to do; I prefer to tell people how to do it Read more
You have taken the decision to quit, to leave your current employer. This means that you have lost the faith to change your job for the better.
Here are 5 tips on how to quit your job with style, ensure a clean departure that does not burn bridges and makes sure you will always get positive references Read more
“On May 18, I got a call from my boss saying they were going in a different direction and he was letting me go. He told me that he had secured one of the longest severance packages that company had given and sent me on my way to HR. Region of the Year the past two years in a row, and 4 of the last 6; in April I went overseas for a week to train part of the international sales team; and, in May I had organized a 3-day National Training meeting, yet it was not enough.
On one hand it was a surprise, but on another it was not. As of this writing, I have 3 very solid prospects, and am cautiously optimistic that I will be back to work before New Year’s. Better yet, I will be in a job and with a company that I really like one that I would have accepted even if I were still employed….
Job hunting feels a lot like growing a garden. Here is what I have learned over the past 6 months that might help you harvest: Read more
Whilst hiring may not be on the radar screen of all companies, retention and the development of human capital almost always is.
The last one is for you and here is how to make sure you will be in the next promotion round:
Jorg: “Maria, you are a specialist in online degrees. When I did my MBA back in 2003, online learning had the reputation of being a second class alternative to brick-and-mortar. What is the situation today?”
Maria: “Reputation, at its heart is a question of trust, and right now, while the entire U.S. collegiate system is receiving scrutiny, we are seeing more people willing to consider alternatives to brick-and-mortar institutions.
One of the criticisms that brick-and-mortar institutions have received, in fact, is that they use branding and reputation as a method to arbitrarily increase tuitions, which has impacted the student debt ratio significantly. On the other hand, Read more
Are you sending tons of online applications but don’t even get an answer?
Click here for my guest post on www.businessinsider.com on 5 ways to target your application that increase your likelihood to get an interview
It’s Halloween and time for a special edition.
Did you already notice that your boss is a little weird sometimes and often shows strange behavior which you do not understand? A possible explanation is that he is a serial killer (though there may be other reasons).
Let’s have a closer look at 4 points a serial killer and your boss have in common: