Here are the myths that many candidates still believe in: 1) “If I approach a recruiter on Linkedin, he won’t like the intrusion”. Wrong! Recruiters do want to be approached by proactive candidates who are realistic about their skills and … Continue reading 10 Recruiting Myths
Use Social Media This is the one thing that most people forget to do. We sometimes prepare for an interview with someone we don’t know anything about. We don’t bother asking the name of the person who will interview us, … Continue reading More tips for Interview Preparation
Once you have sent your resume to apply for a given job, you will hopefully get a phone call from a recruiter. The recruiter will assess if you have the basic skills to perform the job, if the salary range … Continue reading Tips for Interview Preparation
Too Humble When I work with my clients, I find that people have a hard time selling themselves. They tend to minimise their achievements and it is reflected in their resumes. Let’s take the example of an Executive Assistant. Most … Continue reading 10 Common Mistakes People Make on Their Resumes
There is a lot of material out there around how to build a good Cover Letter and a fabulous Biography. I will only give you a little outline that I think will be just fine when applying for a job. … Continue reading Cover Letters demystified
Linkedin is your online resume. It’s your brand, the platform where you can apply for jobs and where recruiters can find you. It is fundamental to have an updated and optimized Linkedin profile if you want to be included in … Continue reading Linkedin Optimization
We all have pre-conceived ideas about people, we associate them to their place of birth, we assume future behaviours based on their nationality, religion and even sexual orientation. Stereotypes are common and people use them to help filter incoming information. … Continue reading Personal Marketing & Branding
Network, network, network! It is important to belong to a group, a network, a club or any other social affiliation. Networking is powerful and it’s not something you can buy or acquire. You build it carefully throughout the years and … Continue reading Networking Strategies
Not long ago, stock shares distribution to anyone besides top management was simply unheard of. Luckily, in the Silicon Valley it is a common practice and many companies use this attractive perk to seduce and retain talent. When a good … Continue reading How can equity drive employee performance?
Should HR be accountable for human capital analytics or should it be done in another part of the organization such as Finance, Operations or Marketing? Why? In my opinion, HR and Finance should work together on the following metrics: Leadership … Continue reading Who is accountable for HR analytics?