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What the Olympics taught me this week
Aug 18th

What the Olympics taught me this week


As the whole world is consumed by the Olympics this week with some truly game-changing feats by the Olympic greats like Phelps, Biles, Raisman, Felix, etc., I tried to justify my indulgence on TV watching by embracing what I can learn from these incredible people on top of their game, the best in the world, with history bearing witness to the power of the individual and team. 

Here are 4 personally game-changing concepts the Olympics taught me: 

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The ONLY way to get promoted in the modern corporate world
Aug 11th

The ONLY way to get promoted in the modern corporate world


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.

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3 Reasons Why Job Descriptions Don't Mean Anything
Aug 6th

3 Reasons Why Job Descriptions Don't Mean Anything


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.

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Jul 26th

 

How to get promoted in the modern corporate environment: Ep 16 Daily DANDAN