Archive for July, 2015

Chalk drawing - KISS, keep it simple, stupid

Keeping Things Simple

We all know that acronym KISS, right? Keep It Simple Stupid. In this high speed digital age of tweeting, blogging and mobile apps, we expect things quickly and efficiently. My experience tells me that employers and recruiters today have the same expectations when dealing with job hunters – getting information from them quickly and efficiently, as they are super busy like you and I. Based on this reality, largely created by the Millennial generation, most of us want things that are simple and easy to understand, such as; mobile friendly WebPages, short snapshots of news from social media feeds or a simplified food menu when eating out or ordering online, as Gordon Ramsay would always scream and shout about. Knowing that the world moves so fast, I would recommend that job hunters think about KISS to help get what they want. Here are my top two tips for today, based on recent interviews candidates have had with my clients: 1) When a connection, recruiter or a potential employee asks you a question about work you would like,  don’t confuse them by giving too many options – people will be more likely to remember you and offer you the opportunities you…