How to turn an Interview into a Job

Instructions CALL the day before your interview to confirm the appointment (time, location) and ask if there is anything you need to bring with you. This helps you stand out from the other candidates, shows interest and preparation. Do RESEARCH on the company you are interviewing with, this will build your comfort level, will assist…

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The secret of happiness

A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a saintly man, though,…

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Zen Stories

When Tired A student once asked his teacher, “Master, what is enlightenment?” The master replied, “When hungry, eat. When tired, sleep.” Empty Your Cup A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and…

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Porter’s Five Forces

Understanding the dynamics of competitors within an industry is critical for several reasons. First, it can help to assess the potential opportunities for your venture, particularly important if you are entering this industry as a new player. It can also be a critical step to better differentiate yourself from others that offer similar products and…

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The surprising truth about what motivates us

This video by Dan Pink provides a really insightful overview as to what motivates people. As leaders this is a critical considerations. Unless we can inspire and motivate people to follow and engage with the vision – leadership fails! As was so effectively illustrated in this video, we tend to overly rely on monetary reward…

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