Strategic Insight Into Acing a Sales Interview

Running a recruitment company, I’m often asked by business development professionals as to my thoughts on interviewing for a sales, sales management or account management job.
Frequently, I get three of the same inquiries and feel that it would be helpful to address these points and provide some crucial insight into how to approach the topics from a fresh, original perspective.
Below, you’llRead More…

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5 Tips for Relieving Pain the Natural Way

Pain is an unwelcome visitor for anyone experiencing it.  Our skin is chock full of sensory receptors that send messages to our brain as they travel along nerve fibers.  From here, the brain processes these messages as pain.  In times of crisis, such as what we are currently experiencing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are suffering from chronic stress.  These prolonged periRead More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

is this company’s interview process unreasonable?

A reader writes:
I have spent the past 10 years building up a small client base in my industry. I’m a terrible self promoter, so this is very small and I really need to ramp up or get a full-time job. I applied for a position pre-COVID-19 and did a phone screen. I was successfully added to a list of folks for an in-person interview the following week. But that Friday, shelter-in-place ordeRead More…

How to Strategize Job Searching Like Chess Playing

Job searching is very similar to playing a game of chess. Both activities have a significant element of strategy. But first, let’s agree about the word strategy. A simple definition found in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, which says, “the skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal.” And indeed, the job seeker has a goal that is not what most people think it is: namely, to getRead More…

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Become a Shero. It’s Time To Up Your Game

March is Women’s History Month and a perfect time to reflect on the accomplishments of females throughout time. We call these strong ladies who are fighting for equal rights lady bosses, superwomen or sheroes. The last term was first coined during the suffrage movement in 1836 when women were fighting for their voting rights. A shero is defined as a woman who is admired for her courage, outstaRead More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

my company is doing drive-bys to check that I’m in isolation, my awful old coworker is joining my new company, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…
1. My company is doing drive-bys to check that I’m in isolation
I live in a country where they’ve requested that all persons returning from an international trip self-isolate for two weeks. I returned home from a trip abroad a few days ago and went into self-isolation.
My home is close to one of the sites that my company consults for. NormRead More…

Renovation Tips to Revitalize Your Office

Sometimes an office lacks personality or needs a modern update. What reasons do you have for considering renovation of your office? Is the aim to improve work environment or appeal to a wider clientele?
It’s important to look at your needs before you dive into the renovation process, and if you decide the changes will pay off in the end. Get ready to make some amazing changes to your space, onRead More…

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Here’s How Social Media Can Negatively Affect Us at Work

Social media has grown immensely, becoming the average person’s main method of keeping in touch. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, many of us have likely been at our desks, passing the time with a quick scroll-break on Instagram.
As we’re exploring our feeds, getting a follow request from a coworker can feel innocuous. Maybe you’ve gone to a few post-work happy hours together, so whaRead More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

when is it OK to approach a colleague about a possible medical issue?

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes:
I have a coworker — let’s call him Joe — who recently moved to our office from another office (same company) hundreds of miles away. He’s still very new to our city and doesn’t have a network outside of work.
A few weeks ago, I noticed something distinct about Joe’s appearance hadRead More…

14 Steps to Take When Redefining Your Brand

I’d like to take my personal brand in a completely new direction. What’s the first step to successfully rebranding?
The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorRead More…