What Should Happen When You Want to Move On?

The first thing you do is STOP and PAUSE! And take a look at the reasons behind why you want a move. What’s driving the need you have to move on? A boss that’s making everyday a crummy day for you? A bad recent experience on a project that’s left you questioning your future in … Continue reading “What Should Happen When You Want to Move On?”

When People Think of You What Do They See?

Your personal brand is an expression of the values you possess and want to be known for in your organization.  Your personal brand answers the question “Who are you?”. It paints a picture of what you hold close to your heart and cherish and it invites people to see you intimately. An effective brand makes … Continue reading “When People Think of You What Do They See?”

How to Get Yourself Ready for Graduation?

It’s been a long haul, but you can see the end of this phase of your academic journey; the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to come into focus. It’s essential that you not wait until you are bathing in the celebration lights to prepare for your post graduation challenges. By then … Continue reading “How to Get Yourself Ready for Graduation?”

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”