If you’ve ever talked with me or read any of my blog posts, you’ve probably surmised that I’m a positive individual… It is in fact, a truth: I always try to “kill ‘em with kindness” and believe that having the “it” factor involves becoming the best version of yourself, personally and professionally.
Most of my professional life has been spent in the ever-challenging and dynamic world of Executive Recruiting ... Most of my personal life has been spent in the topsy-turvy, often crazy, and always rewarding, world being of a professional gigging musician….
The “Dog Days of Summer” is a phrase we’re all used to hearing during the month of August. They are the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the Northern summer, causing many people to be lazy, hazy and unfocused, leading to unproductivity.
There is a relatable analogy here with grinding out sales. Everyone has their days that they aren’t 100% percent laser focused. It just seems like during the months of July and August we can fall victim to that more often.
Recently, I started dividing my time living and working in two states. I thought the transition would be relatively simple, but then found out … not so much. It has been a challenge to get things set up remotely, find the right contractors, know who to call and who I can trust, and most of all being organized and self-disciplined to work productively
I’ve been recruiting in the perm world for 15 years now… And I must say that it’s been a heck of a ride and I feel extremely blessed. I feel like I’ve got this business down pretty well and have a beat on what challenges I expect to hit every day. I specialize in placing technology sales executives, many of whom make $300K+. It’s the only reality I know in recruiting.
An assumption that is often made about people who forge careers working in the sciences or drug development field is that they are highly educated,
conservative and dedicated to the cause of curing cancer and hundreds of other diseases. However, one would think that they would be the last people to break out of their commitment to “XYZ” Research” and move on to the competition…
It doesn’t surprise me at all that insurance and financial services companies tend to be laggards when it comes to arriving at the tech party.After all, many Insurance people tend to naturally be risk averse (Sorry, nothing personal!)… Despite having a plethora of proponents available to the revamping of technology in the financial services and insurance verticals, carriers still remain slow tech adopters.
Many people have asked me how I’ve mastered the speed bag. I actually consider myself to be a modest athlete, but my answer is always –start with the
basics. The golden rule of thumb that I was taught with the speed bag is to live and breathe the standard “1-2-3” mantra, striking the bag on “1”, letting the bag hit the back of the board on “2” and letting the bag hit the front of the board on “3”.
We work all year long, put up with crazy bosses, caustic work environments and companies we really want to leave… Well, are we going to do something about it, dang it!?… “Sure, sure… right after summer is over. I worked hard for it, I deserve it, and I won’t let anything (including job hunting) interfere with my enjoying the dog days of summer!”
The absolute best time to look for a new job is NOW. Why? …