Tag Archive | "Be Prepared"

My column in the Detroit Free Press “Prep before interview to calm nerves”

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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What if you don’t?

Friday, May 29, 2009

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  Update your brand on a continuous basis Keep up with what is going on with the online world Finding out what is hot Identify your competition Know your value in the marketplace Benchmark your accomplishments Backup all my information Create a blog Present your self like a case study Update your portfolio regularly Update your resume regularly Become an expert Sign-up on important social networks Subscribe to informative blogs Stay ahead of your competition Snap out of my negative attitude Stop procrastinating Make time for my family or partner…

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Transitioning from traditional to digital 360 talent

Friday, February 6, 2009

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 I am amazed when I talk to some traditional talent they tell me, “I don’t know flash so I am not sure I can make the jump into digital."  Huh?  Of course you do not need to learn programming skills to get on the digital side of advertising unless you are a programmer.  What you need to do is take a proactive role in learning about the digital side of things. “It’s not rocket science folks," all the information is out there. Trust me.  Wikipedia is a great start to …

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How to avoid Crisis Reactive Mode

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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  Crisis Reactive mode: When you have made no prior planning to an event that could possibly play out, and now it has.   Ok, if I get hit by lightning today this would be one of the most important posts I will ever write! As a headhunter this has been a consistent problem with talent. This situation can be avoided if the right steps are in place. Let me show you in dialogue format an all too familiar scenario.   Me: ring ring “Hello?”  Candidate:  "Collin, I am in the …

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