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THIS is who you should hire

If you're looking to hire someone, stop looking for an MBA or 20 years experience in some niche industry.   Look for people who.   - Are self taught. (autodidact) - Are comfortable with uncertainty. - Make no excuses. - Have extreme ownership. - Have resilience and grit. - Want to change the world. - Are passionate about something (it's…
May 28, 2020

Cancel toxic WFH culture ASAP.

A message to all LEADERS. If you ever feel the need to jump on video calls every single time you want an update from your team because of WFH. If you feel the need to micromanage and do mid-day check ins because of WFH. If you feel the need to ask every single day what they've accomplished because of WFH.…
May 23, 2020

Microsoft Partner Productivity Hacks #2

How do you ease the burden of collaborating remotely? One of my solves is my Productivity Hack #2 as a #MicrosoftPartner. Within our business, the majority of our collaboration is in person. Things like contract deal points are hashed out together in one room. When we started WFH, version control was a problem. Document edits were emailed back and forth,…
May 26, 2020

What skills are EMPLOYERS looking for?

Although technical skills are important, soft skills (attitudes and aptitudes) are far more important to most employers (at least the ones you want to work for). Here are some skills that will always make you a favorable candidate. Don’t be afraid to highlight these on your resume or in your interview. - Resilience - Coping with pressure - Punctuality -…
May 25, 2020

Developing Real Leadership: The 5 BIG Mistakes

The 5 BIG Mistakes that organisations make when developing their leadership talent is costing them in productivity, staff engagement, staff satisfaction and staff retention; never mind the escalating costs of replacing individuals and getting them up to speed to do an effective job. As you read through these 5 BIG Mistakes - and the problems they create - you'll immediately…
May 25, 2020

Your Blueprint to Create the Perfect Content Marketing Strategy

Creating content can feel discouraging. For instance, you might spend hours producing something that's amazing, only to get little engagement, traffic, or leads. What's more, later, you'll have to explain that ROI to your boss — talk about a dreadful workday. If you're feeling frustrated or burnt out with your content creation process, you're in luck. Here, we've created a…
May 25, 2020

Inaction = Action

Inaction is ACTION. Start being responsible. As adults we are responsible for the things we do. We are also responsible for the things we don’t do. We need to be more black and white and less superfluous about our attitude towards inaction. Inaction is a conscious decision. Inaction to.. Not start a project… Not go to the gym… Not spend…
May 25, 2020

What do employers ask YOUR references?

What do employers ask YOUR references? Reference checks are the finish line.. The final step before you can start your new job. With so much transition recently, there's a good chance you should be refreshing your reference list. But when you reach out to chat with your references, you may have no idea what questions your new employer may ask.…
May 24, 2020

What is the first thing employers notice on YOUR resume?

What is the first thing employers notice on YOUR resume? When a hiring manager read resumes, for better or for worse, these 3 things make them pause. When you have 200 resumes sitting on a desk, and the hiring manager has a million other tasks to do in their day, you don’t want to be the one resume that makes…
May 24, 2020

Do YOU want to be noticed on LinkedIn?

Here are 5 hacks and tips to help you build the best possible profile and get noticed by customers OR job recruiters. 1. Picture Stop hiding your picture. Clear, cropped, bright lighting. Show your best self 2. Headline Tell me exactly what you do. Throwing in titles that don’t mean anything will only confuse recruiters. Explain your job or your…
May 21, 2020
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