Salary Expectations

Salary Expectations

Another controversial article is making internet rounds and debatable waves these days. The CEO of a career consulting company speaks strongly against the right of employers to ask candidates about their current salary or financial package. She advises job applicants to refuse divulging their present salary and to insist on firmly stating salary expectations only. Moreover, she urges candidates to become quite verbally aggressive toward potential employers if they ‘dare’ asking such questions (?!).

Subsequently, I have read a variety of comments related to the above mentioned article. In my professional opinion however, I would say that the author of the article did rather a disservice to potential job seekers. Therefore, as much as my input will not be a ‘popular’ argumentation, I will herewith state my point of view on this subject.

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Life and Business Lessons

Disney

Life and Business Lessons

Disney’s legacy goes above and beyond the more than 300 beloved Walt Disney movies & other than 660 Walt Disney Company films, fabulous Disney songs, characters, media networks, parks & resorts, studio entertainment, toys, consumer products of all kinds….

Disney’s legacy is moreover the wisdom, the life guidance and business lesson. We all have inherited this fortune! Treasure it!

Featured Photographer: Flavia Dobraca

Our Epoch Reverie Unmanageable? Hereafter Trust! Impoverished? No! Moving on Choices Happy Don’t give up! Dreams come true Spirit Work up! Because ….
Our Epoch

“The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.”

Walt Disney

Reverie

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Unmanageable

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Walt Disney

Hereafter

“Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”

Walt Disney

Trust

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

Walt Disney

Impoverished_NO

“You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”

Walt Disney

Moving on

“I do not like to repeat successes; I like to go on to other things.”

Walt Disney

Choices

“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”

Roy E. Disney

Happy

“Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.”

Walt Disney

Not quitting

“The difference in winning and losing is most often … not quitting.”

Walt Disney

Dreams come true

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

Walt Disney

Spirit

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.”

Walt Disney

Working up

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

Life and Business Lessons

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

Walt Disney

The ABC of Managers

The Manager’s Imperative Alphabet!

Having worked with so many managers over the past two decades, I always asked what defines them as good managers, what affirmations have been valid for them at all times as business managers and people managers. The information gathered is now herewith alphabetically listed, almost quotes from their self-imposed imperatives for being valued managers!

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  • Avoid assumptions!
  • Ask the right questions!
  • Assess correctly!
  • Admit own shortcomings or mistakes!
  • Achieve!
  • Attract the right people!
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  • Be dependable and reliable!
  • Build morale!
  • Be consistent in behavior!
  • Believe!
  • Be honest!
  • Be flexible!
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  • Commit yourself!
  • Coach & counsel!
  • Collaborate!
  • Care!
  • Communicate!
  • Control emotions / control your ego!
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  • Delegate!
  • Develop people! Develop yourself!
  • Discuss objectives!
  • Discover!
  • Do it!
  • Dare to experiment with your ideas!
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  • Empathize!
  • Engage people!
  • Empower your team!
  • Enjoy managing!
  • Excel at time management!
  • Earn recognition!
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  • Follow from the front!
  • Focus on customers/clients to improve business performance!
  • Face the reality!
  • Facilitate new business development!
  • “Fear not!”
  • Find solutions!
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  • Go the extra mile!
  • Gain the commitment of your team!
  • Grasp opportunities!
  • Grow with your team!
  • Gather people around you!
  • Get your message across!
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  • Help others!
  • Have faith!
  • Hand down your knowledge to your team!
  • Harden your business!
  • Highlight team effort and team spirit!
  • ‘Hang loose!”
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  • Innovate!
  • Inspire people!
  • Influence the culture of teams!
  • Improve!
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats!
  • Implement best practices!
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  • Join people whom you can learn from & with!
  • Judge objectively!
  • Joke once in a while and maintain a good sense of humor!
  • Joie de vivre!
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  • Keep your promises!
  • Kindle the spark within!
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  • Listen!
  • Lead by example!
  • Leverage!
  • Launch!
  • Learn!
  • “Leave no man behind!”
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  • Make decisions!
  • Motivate yourself and others!
  • Mediate!
  • Make it happen!
  • Manage sagely!
  • Mirror yourself in the eyes of your team!
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  • Navigate your ship safely!
  • Negotiate in win-win terms!
  • Narrow down!
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  • Open your mind!
  • Optimize!
  • Organize!
  • Observe!
  • Originate!
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  • Persuade!
  • Provide feedback!
  • Plan ahead!
  • Participate!
  • Pay it forward!
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  • Question yourself and others to develop!
  • Qualify!
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  • Respect people!
  • Recognize achievements!
  • Remain calm!
  • Recruit wisely!
  • Resolve conflicts!
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  • Share!
  • Set clear goals!
  • Show integrity!
  • Seek input, response and feedback!
  • Safeguard your business and its people!
  • Service your customers/clients!
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  • Think outside the box!
  • Thank people!
  • Take the lead!
  • Team-up!
  • Tackle every task efficiently!
  • Tailor your systems, practices & policies!
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  • Understand technology!
  • Unchain creativity and innovation!
  • Underline targets!
  • Undertake responsibility!
  • Update!
  • Use your talent and skills!
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  • Value others & value everyone’s contribution!
  • Validate!
  • Venture calculatedly!
  • Verify!
  • Vow to accomplish!
  • Volunteer if it keeps your heart beating!
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  • Wake up happy every morning!
  • Welcome opportunities!
  • Work towards success!
  • Waste no unnecessary time, nor money or energy!
  • Watch over your crew!
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  • X-Ray your thoughts before acting!
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  • You owe thanks to your inspirational models!
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  • Zigzag business obstacles smartly!
  • Zoom in when necessary, zoom out when needed!
Featured Artist & Copyright: Ilie Krasovschi (original images)

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How to write your CV

CV Writing

In 20 years of recruitment I must have read thousands CVs and probably drafted hundreds while assisting individuals in their quest for exploring new employment opportunities.

The average time for writing a meaningful, accurate and appealing CV is of 4-5 dedicated hours! This is quality time! No joking. The time spent looking back, assessing past achievements, indentifying key areas of expertise, knowledge and skills is a rewarding experience! It moreover helps you to look into the future with full confidence and feasible targets.Continue reading

Overqualified

“Overqualified”

Many of you might have been involved in recruitment processes and eventually rejected with a simple sentence: “You are overqualified for the position”!

As much as this feed-back may be accurate in some cases, most often “overqualified” is just an ‘honorable’ excuse used by recruiters and a more easy way for them to reject candidates, without confronting you with the real situation or issue.

Behind the curtain, “overqualified” can be thus a “synonym” for:Continue reading

Deontology in Executive Search

Deontologia profesionala in Executive Search

In Executive Search exista o succesiune de pasi caracteristici acestui tip de recrutare manageriala. Sunt pasi care pornesc dinaintea momentului cand compania de Executive Search primeste un mandat de recrutare si duc pana dincolo de momentul cand compania de Executive Search reuseste plasamentul dorit de compania-client. Pe tot acest parcurs, compania de Executive Search se angajeaza intr-o relatie etica cu compania-client si cu candidatii vizati, abordati, intervievati si prezentati companiei angajatoare.

Incercam in cele ce urmeaza sa va insotim pe parcursul acestor pasi, marcand fiecare etapa cu observatii legate de drepturile candidatilor, indatoririle companiei de Executive Search si ale companiilor angajatoare, problemele de etica, situatia reala si abordarea deontologica dictata de asociatiile profesionale de Executive Search.

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