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Resources, tips and information to career management. Find details on how to prepare yourself for interviews, write a powerful and sellable resume and ensure you are getting noticed by global recruiters and more.

Effective Managers Do These Three Things.
As a manager, you are in a tough spot, at times, it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place an don one hand, you must understand, support and ensure your team’s share of the organization’s goals are achi...
Hello Boss. Nothing Personal, You’re Fired!
It’s been said employees do not leave companies, they leave leaders, supervisors and managers; A respected author, Fortune 500 CEO and Poet James Autry said that behind every termination there is a failure in leadership
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - February 2017.
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'What Millennials Want' – The Real Career Priorities of Gen X vs Gen Y.
Millennials (aka 'Generation Y' or 'Echo Boomers') are the talk about town, a day rarely passes without a new report explaining what this generation wants out of life and how their value set are economic and cultural disruptors
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - January 2017.
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Sharpen This One Career Skill In 2017.
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal named the 2009 class of college graduates the 'unlucky' ones because they entered into one of the worst job market in decades
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - December 2016.
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Top Ten Things You Should Always Keep in Your Office!
Work life in a hotel is an over loaded zone – in respect to its impact on us, both physical and psychological and once we become hoteliers there is little else that occupies our mindspace; it is that engulfing, in terms of job interes...
Gender Bias is Alive and Well.
'There is no creation without risk', this Herman Trend Alert is a combination of research and opinion, and as such, it is a risk, I trust you will take it in the spirit in which it is written---to provide a thought-provoking look into 'what...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - November 2016.
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Be Aware of Your Blind Spots.
I once found myself needing to find new employment, the situation that I was leaving had been complex, to say the least, and I worried that perceptions of failure would dog me as I sought new opportunities, I needed to be aware of my blind ...
Taking the Sting out of Criticism.
Giving positive feedback is always easy, but what about those times when an employee is not performing and you need to give negative feedback? That can be a different story, especially for those who do not like confrontation
'Are You Hurt or Injured?' – Assessing Your Current Career Situation.
The start of this college and professional football season reminded me of a semi-cult football classic, 'The Program', in this coming-of-age movie the head coach pushes a college football team to do whatever it takes to win
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - September / October 2016.
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Why You Made A Lousy Impression -- And How To Make Sure It Doesn't Happen Again.
Maybe it was a job interview or an important client meeting or even a sales call, whatever it was, you were dressed for success, rehearsed and ready to wow them - So what went wrong?  Chances are you got off to a bad start - and maybe ...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - August 2016.
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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - July 2016.
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Ways to Actively Grow Your Leadership Skills.
Leadership skills, we’ve all read the articles and books, seen the LinkedIn posts and listened to the speeches about why they are so important, but how exactly do we hone these skills?  Simply reading, researching and listening t...
What It Takes To Be a Successful Hotel CEO in 2016.
What do Belmond, Caesar’s Entertainment, Carlson, China Lodging, Jumeirah, Mandarin Oriental, Millennium & Copthorne, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Whitbread have in common? The answer is they all announced a change of CEO du...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - June 2016.
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Not All Thought Leaders are Great People Leaders.
Bud was one of the most brilliant people in his organization, only in his mid-thirties, Bud amazed his senior managers with his ability to grasp problems and develop innovative and effective solutions to those problems
Should You Fire 10% of Your Employees?
Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric, offered this advice for improving a company: Fire 10% of your workforce every year because their replacements would result in an annual upgrade of the workforce
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - May 2016.
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Ten Tips for Minding Your Manners When Hosting the Business Meal.
Doing business over meals is a ritual that has gone on for centuries even during those times when men speared their food with their knife — that being the only utensil they had — and when they used the table cloth or their sleev...
Tips for Your Video Cover Letter.
We are witnessing the death (or at least the ineffectiveness) of the traditional cover letter for job applicants, so if you want to stand out in the crowd, hiring managers today prefer something a little more interesting and efficient
Actions Speak Loader than Words.
When working with businesses on improving their customer experience and supporting their customer service training one of the messages I stress is how our actions speak louder than words, everything you do in your business sends out a messa...
Ten Career Mistakes to Avoid.
Just one career mistake is all it can take to have a damaging impact on your professional ambitions, so to avoid tripping up, recruiting experts Hays has put together a list of the ten most common career mistakes
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2016.
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To Get People Talking, Try Asking the Right Questions.
It's happened to all of us: You pose a carefully-worded question, pause and wait for someone to respond; Anyone, please? And then you hear nothing, other than an awkward, prolonged silence
8 Essential Marketing Skills to Build to Your Resume in 2016.
In the world of modern marketing, it's essential to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies and in order to be an effective marketer, you need to constantly be reinventing yourself — just like the market
Being on Time: Simply the Right Thing to Do!
Vince Lombardi is the famous football coach, known for a number of amazing accomplishments as well as always being on time, if not early, it’s the being on time part of what he’s known for that we’ll be covering in today&r...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - March 2016.
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Crimes we Commit in our e-Communication.
Recently, I was approached for a job with one of the leading national business magazines, they are coming out with a new magazine on Hoteliers and were looking for an Editor; though overall the assignment sounded very exciting, due to a num...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - February 2016.
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Self-inflicted Barriers to Change.
When contemplating a change management strategy, it is obviously important to understand the barriers to change in the current environment and the impact of those barriers is felt in terms of how difficult people find it to give up things b...
Happy New Year, I am Sorry You Lost Your Job.
Here is a classic scenario: after graduating from Cornell, Lausanne or Michigan State, you have enjoyed a steadily rising career with Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, InterContinental or some of the other big guys
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - January 2016.
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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - December 2015.
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3 of the Worst Kind of Networkers.
Networking: A word that strikes fear into almost anyone–right up there with public speaking, 'Blah, do I have to walk up to strangers and try to not look like a loser? No thanks, I’ll just stay home', it’s an understandabl...
It all Stems From The Top.
I’ve been starkly reminded this month just how important it is to be a role model for your team, I’ve been in a couple of businesses recently where, although the managers and senior team are completely bought into the impor...
Signs You Might Need an Executive Coach.
Derailing behaviors can stunt careers and impede goal achievement, executive coaching can effectively counter the negative impact of these behaviors
It's Not Only the Candidate Who has to Prepare for an Interview - Tips for the Interviewer.
Most people admit to brushing up their interview skills before a job interview, but according to recruiting experts Hays in Singapore interviewers themselves also need to hone their skills
Think loyalty is dead? Think again.
Loyalty may not look like it did 20 years ago - when companies offered career-long employment and workers unquestioningly followed orders - but loyalty is far from deceased
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - November 2015.
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What Size Company is Right for You?
When a friend of mine told me she was changing jobs recently I congratulated her and asked what she was going to do, 'I’m going to work at (insert name of technological mega-brand here),' she answered enthusiastically
Why You Are More Successful in Face-to-Face Meetings.
Recent research by imago and Loughborough University School of Business and Economics examined the favored forms of communication for learning new skills, retaining important information and enhancing business success
Jobseekers: It's not Okay to Connect with your Interviewer on LinkedIn.
You want to stand out and make a good impression in your next job interview, but recruiting experts Hays in Singapore warns that sending a LinkedIn connection or Facebook friend request to your interviewer is not the way to do it
The Crisis of Conflict at the Executive Level.
Conflict is part of everyday work life yet most of us learned how to first manage it based on our family of origin; was it avoided, harmful or was it constructive?  Most of us did not take a college course in managing conflict
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone: Tips for Negotiating a Job Offer.
For many jobseekers one of the most intimidating parts of the interview process is negotiating your salary, but according to recruiting experts you can step confidently into these negotiations by preparing and getting your timing right
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - September 2015.
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Thinking About Quitting? 4 Ways to Do It Correctly.
Sometimes, we all want to flip our desks, scream at the top of our lungs 'I’m mad as hell, and I am not going to take this anymore!' or, if you are a fan of social media, you might choose to make a demeaning video of your company and ...
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As a manager, you are in a tough spot and at times, it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, but on one hand, you must understand, support and ensure your team’s share of the organization’s goals are achieved, no matter what and, on the other hand, you must understand and support your team members to ensure they have what they need (such as information, resources, buy-in from senior management) to achieve the goals that have been assigned to them

Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2017.
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