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Build A Better Candidate For That Top Job … You!

 

by Michelle Moss

No one is born into senior management. Top performers are invariably built, not born. But here’s the thing … they build themselves. They are DIY experts at equipping themselves with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that take them up to the corporate suite and then into the boardroom.

Build a better candidate for that top job: You!

 No one is born into senior management. Top performers are invariably built, not born. But here’s the thing… they build themselves. They are DIY experts at equipping themselves with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that take them up to the corporate suite and then into the boardroom.

Build a better candidate for that top job: You!

 No one is born into senior management. Top performers are invariably built, not born. But here’s the thing… they build themselves. They are DIY experts at equipping themselves with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that take them up to the corporate suite and then into the boardroom.

If You Think Getting A Job Is Tough, Try Keeping One!

You’re young, ambitious and have just started your first job. You nailed the interview. Your educational qualifications seemed to help and you were smart enough to make yourself presentable and prepare for obvious questions from your employer. Now what?

Next executive challenge … co-opting the cobots

 Future-spotting is a key strategic challenge for senior management. For those taking a forward-view, a new priority has emerged … how to react to the rise of the robots.

Science fiction is fast becoming reality in manufacturing and service industries in the developed world. Businesses in Africa will have to follow suit if they hope to become competitive.

Owning innovation...are you up to the job?

The talent acquisition wishlist is clear innovative thinking is a key requirement of directors looking for senior management ready to embrace change and harness new ideas. The strategic goal is to institutionalise innovation, make it integral to the organisation and thereby achieve longterm competitive advantage. But experience suggests that 'owning' innovation is easier said than done.

The BOTS are coming!

IN FOCUS Business applications of Al The BOTS are coming! If the headlines are to be believed, robots are coming for your job. Or are they? by Natasha Meintjies photography Karolina Komendera f the media hype is to be believed, the robots may well be coming for your job. In fact, late last year, McKinsey research showed that up to 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to artificial intelligence Al by 2030, while half of contemporary work functions could be automated by 2055.

Why You Should Take a "Dead-End' Job

 

Building a CV and career starts early. Teenagers do it while still at school. University students certainly do it, especially as graduation nears and the search for a good job becomes obsessive.

Young people are not stupid. They know unemployment remains around 25% while our youth unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world.

You don't really want that job, do you?

BY Annelize van Rensburg director of Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South Africa-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa.

Who needs a top job as a senior manager or executive? Why bother? It’s only an annual salary of R1,5 million or more. If they want you, they’ll see your potential. Just rock up for the interview. You’ll be fine.This attitude alone is probably enough to wreck any chance of landing a top job, but just to be sure you can always adopt some of the self-destructive behaviours known to kill a candidate’s interview prospects.You can …

You don't really want that job, do you?

 BY Annelize van Rensburg director of Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South Africa-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa.

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