Archive | October, 2012

How to present to executives

Top executives in your company can make tough audiences.  They’re extremely busy and difficult to pin down, and when you do you better have something interesting to tell them.  But there are some things you can do to grab their attention – and their respect.  When presenting to higher-ups in your company, take these tips […]

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Response to a response to The 4-Hour Work Week

Time Ferriss wrote a book called The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.  Then Dorie Clark published an article in the Harvard Business Review calling the book “snake oil.” There’s some truth to her assertion.  The world is full of people looking for a way to get something for nothing, […]

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The early candidate gets the worm

The longer a job is “on the market” – i.e. posted on various job boards as unfulfilled – the less desirable it starts to look.  Pair that with the fact that the best candidates are often those who apply early – proving they’re on top of their game – and your best bet as a […]

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Character traits to look for in a candidate

When hiring, sometimes people tend to focus too intently on skills without considering other factors that make a good candidate.  Obviously skills are important, but a candidate with the right virtues and a slightly less than perfect skills match can quickly get up to speed in your company and pay off exponentially. What should you […]

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