Eat a Live Frog!

This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain. Its a bit like “Eat your greens first so that you enjoy the rest of your meal”. Essentially, identify your hardest … More Eat a Live Frog!

This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

In my earlier post Why Become a Note Taking Ninja, I explained why having access to information you have recorded from discussions and meetings can build your credibility. This week, I’ve found 3 further articles which I hope will share how to actually go about being effective in note taking; ways in which to record notes which are informative … More This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

Mastering Meetings

This effectiveness tip is so simple (notice I didn’t say easy though), it’s practically criminal. Yet equally shocking is how destructive and wasteful meetings usually are in the workplace. Meetings should be (and for those early in their careers, expect them to be) purposeful and effective. I mean, why else would a busy group of individuals interrupt whatever … More Mastering Meetings

This week’s top picks – Interview Preparation

For my last post, I wrote the article “Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process“.  I want to share some articles I found giving more thoughts and information on the subject. There are of course many articles out there on this subject but in the interests of summarising a key few, I’ve gathered 3 from … More This week’s top picks – Interview Preparation

Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process

I wrote earlier (WHAT MAKES A GREAT CV? – 2 DIFFERENTIATORS TO GET YOU THAT JOB) about how to improve your CV to secure a job interview. What’s next though?; How do you ensure that this one shot goes smoothly during the crucial face to face part of the recruitment process. It should be easy (!), all … More Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process