Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Carmen brings 13 years of recruitment to her practice at
Knightsbridge. Working creatively to source and deliver top talent,
she has collaborated with diverse clients from Fortune 1000s
through to growth oriented technology start-ups. Carmen’s forte is
her uncanny ability to uncover the essentials...
Monday, December 17, 2012
'Tis the season to be jolly and introspective when it comes to your
career path and life in general. In Charles Dickens' A
Christmas Carol, poor Ebenezer Scrooge has a rude
awakening when the ghosts of Christmas past, present and
future help him to realize the negative path he was on. Being
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Having spent a day with the incredible social HR community created
by Impact99 a few weeks ago, I'm compelled to blog about the
wave of social media empowered workplaces that are cropping up.
Trust me, if Impact's keynote speakers, like Sunayna Tuteja of TD
Bank Group and Jason Dykstra of Telus are...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
With hundreds of emails coming at us every day, it's often the ones
with clear and engaging subject lines that get a response. If your
subject line lacks urgency or relevance, it’s likely your email
will be opened last or pushed to the time slot allotted for
cleaning out emails. Engaging and clear...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Founder's Syndrome, otherwise known as Founderitis, isn't a
good thing for employees or employers. (Disclaimer & Warning:
This post features extreme bouts of sarcasm.) Symptoms of
Founderitis 1. Leaders suffering from Founderitis lead
with a sense of having to be a part of every decision and...
Monday, July 30, 2012
Getting out there and becoming a freelance executive-for-hire has a
lot in common with being an aspiring surfer. You've got to get out
and ride the waves in order to truly become a master. The
life of a freelancer can boil down to waking up and literally not
knowing where the next assignment is...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Corporate Recruiters and HR Professionals unite! If you're on the
frontlines launching workforce and talent attraction strategies,
remember this, you have only seconds to capture a star
candidate's attention. How are you going to do it? Here are some
suggestions: Ask a provocative question. "Are you...
Monday, June 18, 2012
Having recruited through the dot com boom and now trying to find my
way through the world of social HR, I have spent over a decade of
my life online. Every year brings new and wonderful ways to
leverage the web for recruitment and for enhancing employer and
personal brands. With performance...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I wrote a blog a few months ago called 9 Executive Resume Do's and
Don'ts. The commentary was in part driven by my fatigue over words
like experienced and accomplished when it comes to ways executives
and resume writers like to describe success and tenure in the
workplace. My feelings around dull...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
My purchase of an iPhone and an iPad last month got me
thinking about touch screen mobile devices,
creativity and our right brains. It also got me thinking
about how both devices have enhanced how I interact with people in
world around me. Having been a BlackBerry user since 2000,
switching to an...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I think it’s safe to say that being considered innovative is
something we as individuals truly appreciate and embrace.
Innovation is often tied to success and progress, making it an
intrinsic factor in the evolution of cultures, societies, and
economies. Businesses and the brands, services and...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
My friend Chris inspired this blog post. He is a former candidate
of mine who I worked with during the dot com boom at Data Mirror, a
data replication company that has long since been bought by
IBM. Chris has been out on his own for the past few years, he is an
Interim Sales Executive. We had a...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
1. DON'T use the words Accomplished, Seasoned, Senior or the
Phrase, Extensive Experience in your PROFILE. You are an Executive,
let's not state the obvious.2. DO use action verbs like Built,
Drove, Increased, Delivered, Designed, Lead, Launched and
Established. You have been successful and that...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Reinvention has been on my mind a lot lately, and here's why.In the
face of the world disasters surrounding 2010 and 2011, the globe
has experienced tsunami's, earthquakes, floods and fires that have
destroyed communities, families and ecosystems at uncanny scales
and frequencies. Conversely, in the...