Having hands-on brokered the careers and promotions of countless candidates through my experience as a headhunter for positions at the Chief Executive level to analyst positions, the ONLY way to get promoted in the modern corporate world at any career level and industry is: MANEUVERING* effectively.
*This is assuming you do your job at the technical skill rate of 50%+ percentile. You can’t really maneuver consistently and successfully in the long run if you’re incompetent. This requires a minimum of at least knowing what you’re doing every day and doing a decent job; more power to you if you do an excellent job.Read More
Dandan Global: Fed up?
What you should consider before becoming a contractor or consultant Ep 24 Daily DANDAN
Certainly, everyone wonders this at various points of one’s life. Even the most successful people will spend time answering this question many times in their lives.
Having been a headhunter that has coached, negotiated and placed professionals at analyst level up to C-level, the best strategy I recommend is always to reflect internally and invest in self-awareness.Read More
Ep 23 The benefits of becoming a contractor or consultant Daily DANDAN
I recently received a note from a LinkedIn contact frustrated with job descriptions being unrealistic. She was incredulous that a company would post such an outlandish job description that didn't sit well with her experience as an expert in her field. Similarly, when I was a headhunter, I frequently encountered candidates who self-selected and rejected opportunities due to feeling like they couldn't live up to or accept the terms of the job description. Some were too good to be true, some sounded downright awful.
As a hiring manager, hiring manager's headhunter, and executive search expert, what I'm here to tell you is the job descriptions don't mean anything! That's right, they're utterly useless as a benchmark to evaluate any role. Here are 3 Reasons Why Job Descriptions Don't Mean Anything and what you should do instead of wasting your time fretting over them.Read More