Month: May 2014

  • Try These 3 Ideas For More Successful Employment Interviews

    Try These 3 Ideas For More Successful Employment Interviews

    Over the last 20 years I have participated in countless interviews – even conducted a few myself. But recently I have been thinking more deeply about what an interview really is about. Disclaimer: I think if you hire solely based on an interview, you deserve the inevitably painful experience you will get. I also think […]

  • 3 Things Recruiters Could Do to Deliver A More Valuable Service

    3 Things Recruiters Could Do to Deliver A More Valuable Service

    Recently I have been looking for some paid work. Things are quiet on my own ventures, with my partners and previous clients and so, as part of my strategy, I hit my last resort – the open market. And what I discovered scared me. Before I carry on , this is where I’m coming from: A […]

  • 'For' vs 'With' – usage on the web!

    As I searched the web for images to use for my recent post on “I want to work with you, not for you”, I search google for “work for us” and for the term “work with us”. In the end I chose to use a montage of website navigation text from the websites from the results […]

  • I want to work with you, not for you.

    I want to work with you, not for you.

    What does ‘working for someone’ mean to me. To me, it means a transaction of employment – between an employer, who pays you for X – and the employee who provides the X. To me , it means almost all the power in the hands of the employer and almost none in the hands of the employee. To me, it […]

  • Despair – the place between death and defiance

    Despair – the  place between death and defiance

    Imagine you couldn’t swim and you fell into a deep pool. As you sped down to the bottom — sinking lower and lower, confused and afraid. Your only hope. To reach the rocky bottom and push back up with everything you’ve got. To focus all that you are into a single powerful purpose — re-emergence. Your hope is to […]