Travel is always an extraordinary experience- insightful and exciting! With the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday season in sight, many of you are making the most of your transition and planning fun backpacking trips, quiet getaways and thrilling adventures. As much as you think this is all about rest and relaxation, it also has a huge impact on your next career move.
We are all born storytellers. We enjoy hearing them. We love narrating them. We delight in re-telling them.
And why not? Stories are powerful because they are like memory magnets. We remember a good story long after we’ve heard one, simply because our brains are wired for stories.
Change is hard. Real hard. The big skinny on change, yes the truth, is that less than 25% change efforts succeed - whether they be individual or organizational. Change is hard.
You have survived and triumphed many interviews and assessments and are now a finalist candidate! What’s next?
Before the company decides to offer you the job, they will probably ask for references.
Reference checking typically takes place towards the end of the interview process just before an offer is made. Sometimes, reference checking can happen earlier depending on the recruiter and the recruitment cycle.
It’s after all called a personal brand. It has to be all about you, right? - Your accomplishments, your successes, your skills? But no, it’s so NOT about you. That’s a myth that needs serious debunking. It’s actually all about them- your audience, the people in your network, your clients, colleagues and friends. And it is the value that you offer them that makes their lives better in some way, even a small way. It’s also about telling them what you do best and laying out your offerings in a clear and compelling manner and how you do it differently from all the others who are doing the same (probably even better). And by doing so, you make it very clear as to why your audience needs to listen, remember, choose and care about you.