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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.

Does Your Resume Stand Out from the Herd?
It’s been said that on average it takes six seconds for a recruiter to make a decision as to whether to pass your resume forward to a company or a hiring manager or to classify it as a 'do not recommend
3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority.
With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing; more and more people are assigned to le...
For Hoteliers, Attracting Talented Workers Requires Clarity.
  With all of the change in the hospitality industry in the last two decades, it’s nice to know that certain things remain the same: fluffy towels are still desirable, for example, ample, clean washroom facilities remain importan...
Southeast Asia: Showcasing the Future of Work.
A youthful population: The highest regional economic growth in the world, a technologically savvy population that is rapidly modernising, all these are characteristics of Southeast Asia – making it an ideal test bed for concepts in re...
8 Objectives for Effective Networking.
Statistically, networking may account for 70% to 80% of all jobs landed, depending on strategy, whether working or looking for work, your networking efforts should never stop
Tips to Incorporate Video Into Your Presentation.
Each and every day people around the world watch hundreds of millions of hours of video on YouTube, it’s a staggering statistic
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - May 2017.
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Effective Managers Do These Three Things.
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 ...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2017.
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The New Linkedin: Yay or Nay?
LinkedIn users recently woke up to an entirely revamped desktop design — the biggest overhaul the social media platform has ever carried out since 2003! This latest design change reminds many of another, well-known social media platfo...
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - March 2017.
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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.
Global update of who is moving where and from where - keep track of old colleagues and friends or find lost ones, brought to you by The Boutique Search Firm
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...
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