Iuliana Vilsan

Dictionary: “It” Factor

It Factor: “In business this essentially means the one special factor that makes any company new, or different, or interesting. In the past, this term has been known as the ‘secret ingredient,’ ‘the special sauce,’ and ‘the X factor.’ In other words, the ‘It Factor’ is basically an updated epithet or those previously aforementioned terms.” Ian Aronovich, CEO, GovernmentAuctions.orgContinue reading

Flavia Dobraca Photography

Poll: Chief Culture Officer (CCO)

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone made a courageous decision.” Peter Drucker

Chief Culture Officer: “[This is] a role that is becoming more necessary as hiring becomes more competitive. These people are responsible for making a company a place where everyone wants to work.” – Ryan Farley, co-founder, LawnStarterContinue reading

Eye by Flavia Dobraca

Eye See You

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

Interviewing or being interviewed relies not solely on the explicit meaning of words, but most often involves implicit messages expressed through non-verbal behaviors.Continue reading

Flexible Working

Dictionary: ROWE

ROWE™, a.k.a. Results-Only Work Environment™, is a type of flexible work arrangement, whose 2005 creators are Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, co-CEOs of CultureRx®. Cali and Jodi subsequently designed a methodology for ROWE™ certified organizations.Continue reading

Daniel Balanescu

How to avoid / replace buzzwords & hyperboles in your CV

It may well be true that you have “huge / big / large / extensive / wealth of experience”, “exceptional / valuable expertise” and that you have had “outstanding results”.

Recruiters, however, tend to dislike reading these hyperboles in your CV. They might want to read instead about your e.g. “5+ years experience in …”, your “certified expertise” and your “measurable results”.Continue reading