Oldies are goldies – and classics are timeless: This week is about the best way to find the next job (my post on Forbes with 115k views so far). And guess what? Actually, your next job is not as far away from you as you think: Just as the easter eggs when you were a kid! Remember when you ran into your parent’s garden xyz years ago? You know the chocolate eggs were there but you did not know where! Findin
Superior listening skills, a genuine interest in the other and the aura of a respected leader within our organization are the characteristics that describe you best. YOU are the king/ the queen of hearts in your company! ……… Are you really sure? Take the 1 minute quiz and find out if you are a true people person or not. Every right answer is 1 point, a wrong one scores 0.
In 99% of any given application process, the online contact will be step 1 – may it be via email, social media or as a response to a job ad. What are the absolute MUST criteria of an online application that will get you the first interview?
The answer to this is not so easy even though literature is clear and recommends not to mention the salary when you are a candidate. However, getting the first salary right will have an impact on the next years of your career and be the base of possible pay rises as well as the next job.
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 2013, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a people manager? How do you compare to Santa Claus? We had a look at this one year ago already. However, Santa does not run out of style, he is a c
While a headhunter is the best way to find a new job (at least for the headhunter), there are other ways. Having a solid network can be one but it can also be a powerful means to get business contacts, share knowledge and keep a competitive edge. Here are 10 networking tips on how to establish and maintain strong connections that will help you in good and bad times
Knowing when to change jobs is tricky. I was with my previous employer just shy of 20 years which was 4-5 years too long. I was financially comfortable where I was although I was emotionally uncomfortable and apprehensive to look for a job. By Tuesday morning, I was worn out as if it was Friday. In many respects, I was an ostrich with my head in the sand hoping it would get better. 4 things I wish I had known 5 years
When I was young and “learned working” twenty years ago (I will turn 44 on 22 January. Hey, save the date: I love champagne and executive search assignments, especially in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland!), I had to adapt to my superiors. Today, I am the old one and new twenty-somethings are coming along. However, I have the impression that now, we as managers have to adapt and no longer the followers. In th
The job interview is the beginning of any career, may it be a stellar one or one that stops during the trial period. Not your skills, your expertise or competency alone will get you the working contract on the table but your ability to bring all these across in the first, second and third interview (and maybe more. I heard of up to 14…). There is much on the internet on what to do in the interview (including my numbe
Having been working in professional recruitment for more than a decade, I have been preparing all my candidates thoroughly for their job interviews. Over the years, this briefing became more and more sophisticated but I was still looking for the “holy grail”, the number 1 key learning that won’t get forgotten and enables candidates running for jobs but also for professionals managing their career to get it all right.