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The Tale of the Big Why

I’d like to start this blog entry with a request for money. What’s that? You want to know why I want money. Well, I’m looking for investors in my business. What’s that again? You want me to make an investment case. No problem. If you just head over to my company website, you’ll find… hold on a moment.

It’s unlikely that anyone would play down the significance of the … Read the rest


A glimpse of the future… or time to invest in singing lessons

It’s a rare thing for me to find surprising careers content that makes me think: “Wow – I love that!” But that rare thing happened this week when I discovered a company called Medallia.

I’m not even sure where to start here, but a good place could be the all-singing, all dancing “We are Medallia” video on their Careers landing … Read the rest


“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”
Thomas Burke

Nobody plans to become a whistleblower.

But sometimes someone finds out that something unethical, immoral, illegal or inappropriate is happening in their workplace or industry sector, and feels that they must report it.

This is a difficult and stressful activity particularly if they need to report something being done by a colleague or employer. Whistleblowers risk losing … Read the rest


I can still remember how annoyed she sounded: “But we spent all that time and money interviewing and assessing you!”
The HR manager had called me the day after a successful interview and offered me a job. And I’d had to turn her down (I had a better offer elsewhere).

I’m not surprised she was annoyed. Interviewing and assessing candidates face-to-face is expensive. There are schedules to clear, rooms to book, and resources and people … Read the rest


In today’s post we set sail for the shores of ASIA-Pac to find out what jobseekers are looking for in a hiring company.

Company prestige appears to be one major attracting factor. “Corporate reputation is something very important to people,” says Heather Thompson, Armstrong Craven’s Singapore-based director, “Companies that have been through a difficult time in terms of reputation may experience negative short term consequences but, we find that they can maintain their status as … Read the rest