Ineke Read's Blog – May 2011 Archive (5)

Redundancy – your opportunity to refurbish

Facing redundancy can be worrying for a number of reasons – you may not be sure what to do next, and financial concerns are also often an issue.  The UDIA has estimated that approximately 40% of the industry has already lost their jobs, so finding another role can be difficult, particularly if you have only had experience in one sector. Don’t take it personally; remember that it was the job that was made redundant, not you. Be sure not to burn your bridges, although you may be upset, it is…


Added by Ineke Read on May 25, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Recession Recovery Strategy – Retention focus essential!

All signs are pointing towards a recovery – the media is certainly talking a lot about it. Green-shoots are sprouting in various industries and confidence is slowly returning, but what does this mean for your business and staff?

The last 18months have certainly been very difficult in the Property and Construction space.  From a recruitment perspective, we started noticing a change in February 2008, when a number of roles were withdrawn due to the…


Added by Ineke Read on May 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Building your Personal Brand

A brand is the identity of a product or service. Interestingly, the word originates from “branding” for ownership of cattle and other animals, but the meaning of the word has evolved to encompass identify, and can now take many forms (promise, symbol, general identity).

As any professional service provider (recruiter, lawyer, engineer, town planner etc) your personal brand defines who you are and what you stand for.  In the professional services…


Added by Ineke Read on May 9, 2011 at 7:06pm — 11 Comments

The Happiness Advantage (Sean Achor)

The happiness advantage is one of the better books I have read in a very long time.  The basis of the book is that most humans operate on a formula that is taught to us as we grow up. If you work hard, you’ll be successful, and once you are successful, then you’ll be happy. This pattern of belief is copied across a lot of areas of our lives – once I lose 5 kilos, then I’ll be happy – once I get a raise, I’ll be happy… Continue

Added by Ineke Read on May 5, 2011 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Getting involved in your industry does wonders for your career!

As a specialist in property recruitment, I spend a lot of time talking to senior people within the property industry about what they look for in their staff. There are a few qualities and traits that get spoken about time and time again, yet often when interviewing younger candidates within the property industry, some of these traits are missing. How can you position yourself to ensure that you are an “employee of choice?” 2010 was certainly a difficult…


Added by Ineke Read on May 2, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments


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