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Fabian Platter, M.A. geboren 1988 in Bozen und aufgewachsen in Brixen, ist Personalberater und Vertriebsleiter der regionalen Jobbörse für Südtirol www.suedtirolerjobs.it bei dem Unternehmen HRM Personal Institut. Nach dem Abschluss der Handelsoberschule in Brixen zog es ihn nach Innsbruck, um am Management Center Innsbruck die Studien „Management & Recht“ und „International Business & Law“ zu Read more about Fabian Platter: Top 10 Karriere Lektionen[…]

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Top 10 Career Lessons from Marc Guberti – Teenager Entrepreneur

Never underestimate someone based on their age! Hopefully, after reading this article about the top 10 career lessons from Marc Guberti, you will agree with me! Marc Guberti is a teenager entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and author. He is the co-founder of Teenager Entrepreneur  a movement that educates and empowers teens worldwide with the knowledge they need to Read more about Top 10 Career Lessons from Marc Guberti – Teenager Entrepreneur[…]

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34 Really Smart Lessons from Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi is an American personal finance advisor, the CEO of www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com and the owner and co-founder of PBworks (a commercial wiki website). Today he celebrates his 34th birthday and on this occasion I would like to share 34 really smart lessons from Ramit Sethi. Happy Birthday Ramit!  In 2009 he wrote the book on Read more about 34 Really Smart Lessons from Ramit Sethi[…]

Courtney Parks

Courtney Parks: My Top 10 Career Lessons

Courtney Parks Courtney Parks, MA, CPCC is a Women’s Success Coach and mindset expert dedicated to helping women create success professionally without exhausting themselves personally. Through private coaching, group programs, workshops and speaking, Courtney has taught hundreds of women how to love their work and their lives by combining solid business and career development strategies with intuition, inspiration and personal growth. With a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and certification from the Coaches Training Institute, she supports women in creating lasting success both inside and out.

Courtney’ Parks signature 5-Step Passion Success & Balance Coaching Method helps high-achieving women to transform their work so they can make more and be more while still living a fabulous life. Her clients span from top notch coaches, consultants and creatives to c-suite executives and women on the rise in law, finance and journalism. Courtney Parks has been fortunate to work with clients to double, triple and even quadruple their incomes while working less so they have time for themselves and their families. To learn more about Courtney get her free audio gift, visit www.courtneyparks.com.

In this article I would like to share Courtney Parks Top 10 Career Lessons. Find out more and get inspired!


Reginald Jackson

Reginald Jackson: Top 10 Career Lessons

Reginald Jackson Reginald Jackson, Sr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Joyful Satisfaction Coaching, LLC (www.jscoaching.net) . He primarily works with business leaders and business owners who have a desire elevate their business and their career. Working in these areas can uncover key components and behaviors that drive his clients toward achieving their goals of finding their passion, while becoming stronger and more engaged leaders.

Having served more than 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, Reginald Jackson led and trained hundreds of Marines. This was the foundation of his leadership experience and has proven to be the driving force behind his ability to inspire those around him. Transforming that passion into coaching was a logical progression. Reginald has also served as a Support Coach and Mentor Coach for an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach training program (Accomplishment Coaching). You can follow Reginald Jackson on Twitter @OverYourHorizon.


In this article I would like to share the Top 10 Career Lessons that Reginald Jackson learnt in his career.


Karin Schroeck-Singh

Karin Schroeck-Singh: My Top 40 Career Lessons

If someone would ask you “What are the most important lessons that you learnt in your career?” how would you reply? My name is Karin Schroeck-Singh, I’m the Founder and Trilingual Career Optimizer at Career Heads. In this article I would like to share with my global audience my top 40 career lessons learnt in Read more about Karin Schroeck-Singh: My Top 40 Career Lessons[…]

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Learn 53 Lessons from Joel Osteen

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61 Lessons from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Steve Jobs – Today he would have turned 61. The Harvard Business Review called him “the world’s best performing CEO”, the Wall Street Journal praised him as “Person of the Decade” and Fortune magazine proclaimed him as “The CEO of the decade”. He was able to transform seven industries: phones, music, personal computing, tablet computing, animated movies, digital publishing and retail stores. He surely deserves to be added to the list of great innovators, such as Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison etc. He co-founded Apple Inc. in 1976 from his parents’ garage and was kicked out of his own company in 1985. He came back to rescue the same company in 1997 when it was near bankruptcy. By October 2011 (before he died) he was able to turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company. Respect, Mr Jobs! What are the lessons from Steve Jobs that we can learn?


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Lessons learnt in Off Road Racing: Karin Schroeck-Singh

Karin Schroeck Singh If my father would not have been running a motorbike business in Italy, I don’t think it would have crossed my mind to get into motorbike racing. At the age of 6, I was riding an orange Italjet with stabilizers. Later, at the age of 15, I started competing in enduro races in Northern Italy with a Kram-It 80cc. Few years later I followed my dad’s advice and changed category by riding a Yamaha XT 250cc.  I stopped racing in 1994 at the age of 23. It was not just me, but also my father and my brother who enthusiastically participated in this sport. In that sense, we were quite a remarkable family. My father who was racing until his 50s, my brother Stefan who now at the age of 46 is still active and successful also abroad, and me, the young lady who was always curious to try new things – all of us supported by my lovely mother. In this article I would like to share my lessons learnt in off road racing.


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70 Sales Lessons from Jeffrey Gitomer

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Ogechukwu Ezenyimulu-Nwagu: My Top 10 Career Lessons

Ogechukwu Ezenyimulu-NwaguOgechukwu L. Ezenyimulu-Nwagu is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Seattle Media & Publishers Ltd and the Director of the Talk Show “Who Wants To Be Employed”. An experienced Media Expert, Film/Content Director, Publisher, HR Practitioner, and seasoned business facilitator whose key competencies are creating, developing, directing all kinds of media box, documentary making, customer astonishment and strategic development. She acquired her first degree B.Sc. in Economic from Madonna University Okija Nigeria and her Masters degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Wales. She also gained first hand training as a Film Director from London Academy Media Film & Television United Kingdom. Ogecukwu Ezenyimulu-Nwagu incorporated Seattle Media & Publishers Ltd in 2006, http://www.smediapublishers.com. Ogechukwu Ezenyimulu-Nwagu is a published author whose books include Stealth of Confidence (2010); she is the Chief Editor of Jasmine Africa and The Human Resource International Magazine (the only Human Resource Magazine in  Africa). Ogechukwu Ezenyimulu-Nwagu is also an experienced conference speaker and facilitator and has been involved in a number of conferences both in Nigeria, Dubai and England, including: Finding your Confidence (WithWorth Entrepreneur) and African Achievers Award etc. Ogecukwu Ezenyimulu-Nwagu feels very enthusiastic about creativity, as she always describes creativity as a “wind chine”.


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The Entrepreneur Show from Dubai: 30 Lessons

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Zebras and Cheetahs: 50 Lessons from Micheal Burt

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40 Public Speaking Lessons from Andy Harrington

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So what is this show all about? It shows restaurant owners who experience service problems in their restaurants. What they do is to approach Willie Degel in order to get their problems sorted out. Willie’s strategy is to go – equipped with hidden cameras – behind the scenes of several restaurants across the USA in order to find out what is really going on inside their restaurant business. Often it ends with people being fired, but most of the time the staff gets properly trained and the business can be completely turned around. Willie Degel’s motto is “If you can’t see the problem, you can’t solve the problem!”


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Bishwabandita Guru: Top 10 Lessons learnt as a Recruiter

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Bishwabandita Guru has learned a lot working earlier as a newbie Recruiter in the Infrastructure sector at Bhubaneswar (India) and as a Recruitment Specialist in the Manufacturing sector in Bangalore and Chennai (India). Mentioned below are 10 specific lessons that she learnt which she would like to share which can be put to good use if followed.


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40 Lessons from Top Recruiter TV Show

In December 2014 I discovered (via Twitter) a reality Show called “Top Recruiter” which is filmed in Miami, Florida (USA). I used to watch THE APPRENTICE (the American and British series) but was grateful having found another business-related competitive  show. Check it out for more info at: www.TopRecruiter.tv. I would like to summarise in this blog post the lessons from Top Recruiter TV Show that we can learn from these 6 episodes (you can find all of them embedded at the end of the post).


40 Lessons from Top Recruiter TV Show

# 1 – When you go to a networking event do your research first. Find out who the people are that you are going to meet personally. The more you find out and know about them the better. It will give you the edge. You will be able to connect quicker with them, gain their attention instantly and increase your credibility straight away. If you are able to show them how interested you are in what they do, they will love you, trust you and want to do business with you.

# 2 –  Don’t take comments personal, don’t get emotional.

# 3 – Keep eye contact and give a firm handshake to make a good initial first impression.

# 4 – Be passionate.

# 5 – When engaging with other people be conversational and build relationships.

# 6 – Be a good “people person”. Understand the culture, the environment, the needs of individuals/departments and companies. Only by doing this you will be able to find the perfect match between job candidates and companies.

# 7 – When meeting lots of new people, step forward and introduce yourself. Don’t wait until other people approach you. Take the initiative!

# 8 – Don’t consider parties as “parties”. Don’t be flirtatious, stay professional at all times. Go there to network and not exchange your phone numbers with professionals of opposite sex.

# 9 – Work with your team. Do your research, share articles with other team members.

# 10 – Understand technologies and strategies. Stay up-to-date in what is going on, figure out what works and what doesn’t.

# 11 – Don’t be overbearing.

# 12 – Just because you are considerably older than another contestant it doesn’t mean that you have to give advice to a younger contestant. You are in a competition and not in a coaching session (unless you want to intimidate that person).

# 13 – It gives you an edge if you can show your expertise and recruitment experience in various industry sectors and not just in one specifically.

# 14 – If you are a defendant champion it doesn’t mean you have a secured position from the beginning. You would have to work even harder to proof one more time that you are really that good! So don’t take anything for granted and make assumptions that you could be exempt from being voted out just because of past performances.

# 15 – If you have been given instructions to pack your suitcase so that you are ready to leave – should it be really your turn to do so – follow the instructions! Comments like (I don’t remember the exact wording but it was something like this) “If I pack my suitcase and I’m not leaving who is going to unpack/iron my clothes? is simply unacceptable and highly ignorant. Was is just a coincidence that the defendant winner (of the previous series) then really had to leave ???

# 16 – Listen when you need to listen! If it’s only you talking, you will not find out anything about other people.

# 17 – Be engaged with the job candidate you are talking to. Try to make a connection straight from the beginning.

# 18 – Ask the right questions. Don’t hesitate to be quite direct. For example: Are you on LinkedIn? Facebook?

# 19 – You need to listen to the client as well as the candidate in order to find out whether both match perfectly. You need to be able to read between the lines too.

# 20 – You need to consider the client’s culture when looking for the right candidate. You might have many good candidates but not everyone might fit into a particular company/industry.

# 21 – Be approachable!

# 22 – Think outside the box, be creative!

# 23 – The way you dress makes a difference. People might even spend more time with you often just based on that. They will take you more seriously. Your image and impression on others does matter.

# 24 – Be quick!

# 25 – Be factual, not personal.

# 26 – Be open to constructive feedback. Learn from it and you will get better!

# 27 – Focus on your task, don’t get distracted by anyone and anything.

# 28 – Be intrinsically motivated.

# 29 – Be authentic.

# 30 – You don’t get a second chance to make a first (great) impression.

# 31 – When you meet candidates at job fairs ask them “What do you want to get out of this event today?” and see what the candidate answers. See how goal oriented s/he is and what expectations the person has.

# 32 – If attending a job fair introduce yourself first as a Recruiter. Don’t just ask jobseekers straight away what job they are looking for.

# 33 – Look smart! Present yourself as if you would go for speed dating. Well dressed, groomed and with a positive attitude.

# 34 – Instead of asking a candidate “What is your weakness?” you could formulate this question a bit differently by asking “If there is one area you would like to improve upon what would it be and why?”.

# 35 – Advise candidates to go for an “informational interview”. Meeting a Hiring Manager in a less formal situation (rather than an interview) will help you to build a relationship and position yourself differently. Your chances for a job later on in that particular company might be higher.

# 36 – Asking candidates questions such as “What keeps you up at night?” or “If you were a street sign what would you be and why?” can give you a quite revealing insight into the personality of the candidate.


Life Lessons from Top Recruiter TV Show

One more thing …

I was surprised to see that every contestant in this reality show also shared some personal (sad) experiences from their lives. I consider also those lessons as important and would like to also include those lessons from Top Recruiter TV Show in this article.

# 37 – If you are a parent, always make sure you attend your kids’ school performances. Your absence will be noticed and remembered for a long time. Your career sometimes need to be your second priority. (Bloggers own comment: Once you are old it will not be your career that will look after you but your kids – hopefully 🙂 !)

# 38 – Don’t focus too much on what other people think about you, if you feel more attracted to people of the same sex. Convince also your parents! (Bloggers own comment: If you put more emphasis on other people’s opinions you unconsciously admit that what they think is more important than what you think  of yourself (or your parents think). Stay as you are and care less about what others think.).

# 39 – The way you raise your kids will have a deep impact on their own personality later on in life. Kids will always remember how it is and feels like of having a violent, alcoholic father. Kids will never forget violent episodes in their family. (Bloggers own comment: If you had a traumatic childhood it doesn’t mean that you can’t make it big in life and be successful. Be strong and try to give your best to turn your life around and make it better than what you had to experience yourself. Even in the negative experience try to find something positive. See it as a lesson to make sure your own kids once will not experience the same.)

# 40 – Always fight for what you believe in and love. Be prepared to fight. (Bloggers own comment: If you don’t fight you will not be able to make any changes in your life. If it turns out  to be a bad decision at least you tried it and you don’t have to question yourself for the rest of you life…. I wished I would have done something about it !!!!!)

These episodes made me one more time aware of the fact that we are all just human beings. No matter how successful, wealthy, happy and confident people look like, sound and act. Until you don’t know the person a bit better you don’t know what experiences (often tragic) the person went through. Some people are good in hiding their problems, some are not. One thing is for sure, everyone has to some extent some problems. It’s in our hands to master our life the best we can and try to overcome any obstacles! There is always a solution to any problem, we just need to find it!

Now go and enjoy watching this show! It’s the 3rd series and if you want to watch older episodes you can watch them on Vimeo and YouTube. If you are not working in the HR sector maybe you get inspired by it.

A WELL DONE also to all those people who produced and supported this show. It’s great to know that the show can be watched online from any part of the world. I just wished many other countries would take the same initiative and show how recruitment works in their own country. There would be some interesting (cultural) differences to learn about. THANK YOU.

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Top 10 Lessons as a Talent Hunter in China: Marc Ramon Hernandez

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Marc Ramon Hernandez shares in this article his Top 10 lessons as a Talent Hunter in China. Find out more about what he learned in his first 12 months as an Entrepreneur and a Talent Hunter at his company, IntuuChina. In his own words….
After that time, I’m ready to admit that I don’t know anything. The more I know, the more I realize about that fact. Different world, different people, different management. Sometimes the solution would be not to try to understand but to assume that things happen the way they happen… Unfortunately, I’m not this kind of person.