Posts Tagged ‘challenges’

Are you Opportunity-Minded?

This article originally appeared in Issue 65 of InSight published 21st January 2009       After his elevation from semi-retirement to the Tasmanian Parliament in June last year, I wrote about my Uncle Ross (Butler) in InSight 37 as an example of the new career possibilities available to Australia’s seniors.   This New Year’s…

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Gihan Perera interviews Ross Clennett: 12/11/08

After significant feedback from clients and subscribers, I have decided to offer membership to RossClennett.com which will provide members-only access to a range of professional development products and services, currently unavailable to the general public.      One of main features of membership includes expert interviews with leading recruitment figures, available in audio format to…

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What to Look Forward to in 2009

This article originally appeared in Issue 64 of InSightLong-time readers of this weekly missive know I’m a glass-half-full-kind-of-guy. That’s not to be delusional, it is simply looking at the world in a way that gives me a sense of purpose in taking action, that I believe, will make a difference to the results in both…

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The Good News About Being Fired

This article was originally published in Issue 63 of InSight on 17 December 2008  New CEO:  I’ve decided to advertise your job and you can apply for it if you wish. Me: What! New CEO: I need a stronger person for your role. Me: But I was only promoted into the role 6 months ago and I have never had any…

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Dullness Rules: AFR Job Ad Review 2008

This article originally appeared in Issue 58 of InSight Published 12 November 2008     I have to admit, I wasn’t especially optimistic of reporting back to you that the quality of Australian Financial Review (AFR) ad writing had improved greatly in the past 12 months (see my 2007 review in InSight 56).    …

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Keeping your temp margins and gross profit healthy

This article originally appeared in Issue 53 of InSight Published 8 October 2008 Last month ShortList reported the latest findings of the most recent MDB TWO Recruitment Industry Benchmarking report.  I found the following information the most interesting: Top performing companies achieved a temp gross margin of 28% or more, with the best performer converting…

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A champion’s work ethic

This article originally appeared in Issue 51 of InSight Published 24 September 2008     Two weeks ago there was a huge announcement in world sport – Lance Armstrong was making a comeback to cycling.   For those of you unaware of Lance Armstrong, he’s the only man in history to have won 7 Tour…

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Lessons from Andrew Banks

This article originally appeared in Issue 50 of InSight Published 17 September 2008     When Paul McCartney continued his music career after The Beatles broke up, he formed a band called Wings. Wings had a number of hits in the 1970’s before Macca realised less is more and went solo. One of the Wings’…

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