Attitude is Everything
Monday, July 17, 2023
“Discipline is the difference between goals and accomplishments.”
-- Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn was a motivational speaker and a sales trainer. His quote above is one of many that are geared to goals and accomplishments.
During my 35 plus years as an executive recruiter, I have had the opportunity to follow the careers of many professionals who have developed into the “A” players of their industry. It is not difficult to see that it was discipline and focus that set these individuals apart and put them in the “A” player category. Every time I talk to these “A” players I hear success in their voices. I see leadership in their actions and their accomplishments are the exclamation point on their career.
“A” players are the hidden talent that “A” managers want to hire and I like to represent “A” players.
Monday, July 10, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Hard Skills versus Soft Skills
What is the difference between hard skills and soft skills? Hard skills refer to the job-related knowledge and abilities that a person needs to perform his or her job duties effectively. Soft skills, on the other hand, are the personal qualities that help a person thrive in the workplace. Both skill sets are important in the workplace but it has become apparent that many hiring managers want to know about a person's soft skills. Hard skills can be learned or trained while soft skills are part of your personality.
To learn more simply go on the web and ask about hard skills versus soft skills. You may find that you have many more skills that you were not aware of.
Monday, June 12, 2023
"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”Dale Carnegie
The above quote hit home for me. There are many times that I awaken at 3 am and worry about the candidate going on an interview or a scheduled call with a client to discuss a pending or existing assignment. I now look back on those times and realize that if I had done what Carnegie suggested in this quote, I could have been much more productive and free of worry.
I might suggest following Carnegie’s quote and take charge of the things that are within your control. These worries might include resume preparation, job or career change, possible relocation and staffing needs.
If so, please feel free to get in touch with me through LinkedIn or via e-mail