Tales from the Vault : Formative work experiences and sticking your neck out

As you approach, pass, and then immediately try to forget being a certain age, you begin to reflect on the life and work experiences that have made you who you are. In the life learning or personal sphere this contemplation is often classified as something negative called a “mid life crisis” where you will suddenly … More Tales from the Vault : Formative work experiences and sticking your neck out

Shortcut to understanding your corporate culture : the company conference

The annual company conference. Or bi-annual if your company has started to struggle. I’ve been to a few in my time. I know that I should feel grateful and lucky to have had the opportunity. It’s a big expense for a corporate to take on especially in a world of ever diminishing returns. Only the … More Shortcut to understanding your corporate culture : the company conference

Top 5 tips : How to Nail the Perfect Executive Interview

I believe in keeping things simple. So, here is the simple “tell it as it is” 5 key points for nailing the perfect interview, and getting that elusive big job. 1. Pre work. Know your stuff. Fail to prepare and prepare to fail. 2. Nail the first 5 minutes. First impressions are everything. Go overboard … More Top 5 tips : How to Nail the Perfect Executive Interview

Executive Search : Death by a thousand cu*ts

I’m currently in the soul destroying position of having to tout myself around the shallow horror show that is the Executive Search market, surrounded by ghouls masquerading as Executive Recruitment Specialists. The real human beings you meet are bad enough, but when you throw in the shiteheads and charlatans that reside in the murky waters … More Executive Search : Death by a thousand cu*ts