5 Proven Ways to Beat a Recruiter and Win the Prize

The challenge when meeting recruiters is to convince them that you have what it takes to move to the next phase of the process and have a personal conversation with someone in the organization that is responsible for the position you are interested in. The Gatekeeper The recruiter is the gatekeeper; their role is to … Continue reading “5 Proven Ways to Beat a Recruiter and Win the Prize”

If You’re Not Special Success Will Pass You By

Building a successful career in organizations these days is a challenge to say the least. In many ways it is similar to what organizations face as they go head to head with their foes in the marketplace. These are the typical internal dynamics that make career progression difficult. Stiff competition is at play among the high … Continue reading “If You’re Not Special Success Will Pass You By”

What You Need to Know When Just Starting Out?

It’s kind of confusing really. You spend a number of years at school learning a subject, getting good marks and you expect to land a good job and start a rewarding career. But more often than not, it doesn’t happen that way.  And the problem is that school provides you with knowledge but doesn’t spend … Continue reading “What You Need to Know When Just Starting Out?”

How to Spot Your Enemy in the Workplace?

An “enemy” at work can really screw your career up. These are people who are far more than internal competitors; they are individuals who will literally do anything to stab you in the back and screw you over because of the potential threat you pose to them. You just might get ahead of them. The … Continue reading “How to Spot Your Enemy in the Workplace?”

10 Things that can Really Bomb Your Job Interview

Your interview is with a reputable organization and there are significant opportunities for advancement.  If you practice these 10 steps, however, you will look like every other candidate and reduce the chances of getting recruited to zero. 1. Have a skin-deep understanding of the organization This is an effective way to communicate that they’re not all that … Continue reading “10 Things that can Really Bomb Your Job Interview”

8 Amazingly Simple Things I did to Make President

You successfully navigated yourself through school. You mastered the art of getting by the recruiter-gatekeeper to tell your story and convince someone that you were worthy of employment; that you could add value to their organization over the long run. You landed the job you were after. Congratulations. You’re in. But recognize that you are … Continue reading “8 Amazingly Simple Things I did to Make President”

What Happens When What You Know isn’t so Important?

So many people when asked what they want to do after they graduate say something like “I would like a job in marketing where I can apply what I learned in school” or something equally aspirational. It is natural to want to make use of the knowledge gained in your area of expertise. You spend … Continue reading “What Happens When What You Know isn’t so Important?”

7 Easy Actions You Can Take to Be an Effective Speaker

You can’t be a premier league speaker overnight, but here are 7 actions you can take that will launch you on an improvement track towards a fulfilling destination. 1. Work on your form The mechanics of your delivery are key. Practice varying your tone of voice and the cadence of your presentation. Present your material … Continue reading “7 Easy Actions You Can Take to Be an Effective Speaker”