• Why do I keep hiring duds

    The 3 most common interviewer mistakes I have seen

    Over the years as a headhunter, I have seen and worked with many types of hiring managers and internal recruiters. Most of them shortlist candidates based on a check list of top desired skills and x number of years doing xyz. The more boxes checked, the higher a candidate's chance of getting an interview. It is a rare hiring manager or internal recruiter who really bother to understand their past performance and context; how they handle situations in past roles and make an assessment if they have overcome similar challenges to be successful in the new role.

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  • Why Did We Come Up With Career Advisory Services? Isn’t Our Job Talking To Candidates?

    Why Did We Come Up With Career Advisory Services? Isn’t Our Job Talking To Candidates?

      Little time, speed is of the essence Every day, people call a headhunter and expect to find a job waiting for them. We wish it is that straight forward. Seriously, if I make 50 dollars with every such call, we can call it a day. I even have irate texts from referred candidates who said, “I thought you were going to call me and get me a job.”

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  • How Progression's Partner Company, mathilda®, Came About

    How Progression's Partner Company, mathilda®, Came About

    A lot of clients and candidates have asked me why I started mathilda®?  Different from how Progression was started, the idea was borne out of frustration, on our part, on part of our in-house TA clients and mostly of/on our candidates.

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  • Find And Express Your Unique Selling Point As A Candidate

    Find And Express Your Unique Selling Point As A Candidate

    You see a job online, the job scope interests you, you feel like you fit the bill and you prepare to attach your CV to submit. But you see 240 other applicants have applied for the job. Yes…we’ve all been there, and we’ve all heard that voice at the back of our head going “hmmm, what are the odds, I probably wouldn’t get a call”. 

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  • Meet Automation Anywhere, One Of The Strongest Leaders In Robotic Process Automation

    Meet Automation Anywhere, One Of The Strongest Leaders In Robotic Process Automation

    When we say “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA), do you think robots walking around offices taking over human tasks? What exactly is RPA? How does it help businesses? It is new, it is emerging, and for sure the exciting area that has got the attention of enterprises worldwide as a means to drastically reduce operational costs and increase productivity. 

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