Category Archives: Getting headhunted

HOW OUR CAREERS CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM COPYING THE...

Posted On 30th April 2014

Easily the single biggest mistake most people make when applying for jobs is failing to really consider what a recruiter wants to see. It’s a lot easier, and far, far more natural, just to depict yourself as you wish to be seen. After all, you know what you’ve done in your career, right? That is […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE WORKING FOR A FAILING...

Posted On 22nd December 2013

I hated my father and he hated me. It’s a long story and this isn’t the place. He was jealous of the opportunities hard work gave me, and he combined physical cowardice with a violent streak. He did however say one thing (over and over again) which I agree with: “If you’re ever really in […]

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WOULD YOU HIRE SOMEBODY WHO HAD NEVER FIRED...

Posted On 19th December 2013

Right! Google Analytics tells me that a minority of the readers of this blog like to spend less than a minute on it. For these readers the answer to my question is “no”. Goodbye. The rest of you would I am sure like to know why I feel this way. Here goes. I spent twelve […]

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USE A KNIFE: LESSONS FOR MANAGERS FROM THE WAR IN...

Posted On 18th December 2013

Ever heard of a man called John Paul Vann? Thought not. He’s not your average management guru. But this isn’t your average outplacement, CV writing, LinkedIn profile building and interview coaching blog either. So give me two minutes and you’ll learn something new. John Paul Vann was the closest thing to Lawrence of Arabia the […]

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THE FUTURE. FORGET IT. WHY LONG RANGE FORECASTS...

Posted On 17th December 2013

If you already work for Apple, LinkedIn, a firm of 3D printers or the Chinese Navy this article is not for you. Good luck ruling the world of the future. If you do. As for the rest of us….. I’m 43 years of age. Ten years ago economists were predicting I would live through an […]

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