What your recruiter is assessing during your interview

Interviews don't have to be nerve-racking when you have an idea about what your recruiter is assessing. Even though each job lists specific skills and qualifications, some winning personality traits remain in high demand. A person's performance is hard to assess and first impressions often determine suitability. Amiability tops most lists. This is the first … Continue reading What your recruiter is assessing during your interview

Maximize the first few weeks on your new job

Your first few weeks on the job can dictate your performance and reputation for possibly the rest of your time at the new company so be proactive about the reputation you build. I really enjoy leading onboarding for new hires. Getting someone who is new to the company plugged in with 'why we do what … Continue reading Maximize the first few weeks on your new job

What to expect during a career change

Sometimes moving overseas is accompanied by a shift in career paths. Are you ready for a career change? This article is not meant to discourage you but presents the harsher side of career changes so that you can prepare and persevere through them. Career change is one of those things that could work out great … Continue reading What to expect during a career change

Leadership Challenge: Leading the More Experienced

Leadership challenge: You have been hired to lead a team older and more experienced than yourself. Some of them seem determined to break you. Some seem indifferent. Some seem to treat you like a kid. A common challenge that young managers face is managing older employees. The problem usually presents itself in the form of … Continue reading Leadership Challenge: Leading the More Experienced