Networking can be daunting. You’ve got nothing but your wits, a lanyard with your name on, and a flute of champers to make friends for the day and potentially – hopefully – new business connections for the rest of your career. So what’s the secret to working a room? These five TED Talks have the answers.
In Ancient Egypt, papyrus was used to make ads. This same material, found in Ancient Greece. And in Ancient Rome. And in these ads they used images. Why? Because, firstly, not everyone could read. So including images made them more inclusive. But also, even back then, thousands of years ago, they knew the appeal of images to their audience. Images capture attention. They intrigue. Which is, the main intention of any ad, ever placed.
In some recruitment businesses there’s a starting Founder who still puts numbers on the board. When you have two staff, it’s imperative to keep a flow of billings coming in. But any business in its infancy will rely on the dedication and fervour of the person who started it. When the business grows, it’s less likely the owner will hit the phones.
I bet there’s one thing you struggle with more than anything else. I bet it’s the same thing the vast majority of recruiters, all over the world, struggle with. Namely, not working for free. How many times have you picked up a role from a client, ran straight to the phone and started working like a busy little mouse without any idea of whether you’re going to get the fee? I’d guess, if you’re a contingency recruiter it happens daily.
Biases are the mental shortcuts we take every time we meet someone new, read the news or think about the future. They’re necessary to survival. They help us process information, make sense of the world, act in the face of uncertainty and remember what’s important. But biases also skew perceptions and affect decision making. And in recruitment, that can be the difference between making decisions that FEEL right in favour of those that ARE right. The former will only get you by for so long. The latter means you’ll be more successful.
TED Talks. A source of inspiration for philosophical types in the fields of tech, leadership, culture and politics. I went digging for what they’ve got on Mental Health issues and came up with these five doozies. Get involved.
Buying a house is something you were able to do for about a grand and a firm handshake not ten years ago. Nowadays, millennials and their chronic avocado habits have made the prospect of owning property an apparent pipe dream. So what does it take to buy your first house? And how can a career in recruitment help you do that?
There’s a lot in life that will rub you the wrong way. And doing less of what puts you in a bad mood, and more of what keeps you in a good one, is a skill every Recruiter should master.
Previously on Hunted I’ve written about how the best Managers can change your life. And once you think you’ve found one of the best, it’s important to manage the relationship. This article shows you how to do just that. By managing up the chain. Rather than becoming a pawn in your own career.
Looking around the room it might seem as though those at the top have more luck. They don’t have the same setbacks you do. They’ve had an easier ride. Fortune’s favoured their career. If they seem mentally stronger it’s purely because they don’t fall into the trap of letting life’s misfortunes affect them as much. They put a stop the vicious cycle of ill-feeling. And here’s how you can do it too.