We rehearse before the interview. We read about what ought or not to say in interviews. We research the company. We figure out everything there needs to know about the job. We are clear, precise and structured. We dress to impress. Even our profile is as close as it can get to being the best fit. But we fail to… Continue reading Right or Wrong?
Most of us have engaged one or more head-hunters to help us with our job search or in finding a resource for our company. With so many head-hunting firms and job agencies available to us, we can certainly pick on working with the best to represent us either as a job seeker or an employer.… Continue reading What Makes a Bad Head-hunter?
to be the next cool dude of Tech? WANTED: Full-stack developer for a start-up tech company in Malaysia specializing in build apps and packaged solution.If you have built some cool apps or dived into coding for the last one or two years, we’d love to hear from you. In a brief resume of yourself, tell… Continue reading Do you have what it takes..
What a controversial topic. Just two days ago, I was telling an agency friend that many senior recruitment professionals were removed after brief stints of less than a year and replacements were sought to fill those challenging roles. There is a sudden surge in demand for recruitment leads. He explained that much is due to… Continue reading Who Can Do It Better?
A headhunter called up a candidate. After a 15-minute conversation, the headhunter told the candidate, “Sir, at your age it is no longer easy to find a good corporate job.” I hate it when people start addressing candidates by “sir” or “ma’am”. Why can’t people be addressed by their names? If you have been told… Continue reading You’re told it’s your age
A client once told me that he could not find people that would fit into his company. He had looked to replace many positions in his company for months and he never found the right people. If you are telling yourself that, you’re probably having a problem you need to fix. So I asked him,… Continue reading FIX IT, DON’T TRY TO FIT IT IN!
We get a solid hour off at lunch during our working day. What we intend to do during this hour makes a difference to the rest of the day. For me, it’s different everyday. The last thing we want to do during our lunch is to always go with the same group and bitch about… Continue reading Lunch@Work