Aug 1st in Reading, Personal, Interview, Career Management, Success, Thought leadership
Having been a headhunter for top positions from executive level and below, I can honestly and sincerely tell you, most companies nowadays don't care about an MBA degree at all.
Before everyone freaks out and decries this post, hear me out. Here is Why an MBA is NOT Worth the Investment.Read More
Jul 29th in
As a top-billing headhunter, I have worked with every personality type you can imagine, largely categorized as introverts and extroverts. The modern glorification of the "extrovert" phenotype over-exaggerates the benefits of extroversion and neglects the power of being quiet (based on the famous book by Susan Cain, entitled Quiet).
I am an ambivert (a concept discussed in Daniel Pink's To Sell Is Human), a social chameleon who can modulate between the 2 extremes. Here are 3 Networking Tips for Introverts from an ambivert's standpoint which has helped me reap the benefits of both worlds.Read More
Jul 28th in Arrange Your Arsenal, Career Management, Coaching
In my experience as a headhunter, I never once sent a candidate's cover letter to any client, whether it was for an analyst-level or for a C-level role. Can you believe that? Well, it's true.
It's incredible to see so many universities, organizations, and "career coaches" talk about the importance of spending such an inordinate amount of time on outdated application materials. I would argue a large amount career coaching available is incorrect and inapplicable to most of today's audience/recruitment practices. In fact, the recruitment process at companies are changing at such a rapid pace, these "old school" documents matter less and less.Read More