Book Summary: It’s Not the How or the What but the Who

Book Summary: It’s Not the How or the What but the Who

  • January 8, 2015
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The difference between success and failure within companies is marked by the art of great ‘who’ decisions. In ‘It’s Not the How or the What but the Who’, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz shares his lessons about the identification of people who have potential and how companies can help these people develop and deploy. The 21st century business […]

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Talentsquare in Retrospective – A Year of Growth

  • December 22, 2014
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In order to prepare ourselves mentally for the new extra kilos we will put on this holiday season and shake off the guilt-trip, we thought we should review all the amazing happenings of this year that make them feel well-deserved. Our exciting baby is growing fast, its user experience is becoming a reference in the […]

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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 5 – Managing Your Moments of Truth

Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 5 – Managing Your Moments of Truth

  • December 18, 2014
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Congratulations, you are progressing extremely well in your expedition! After understanding yourself and defining your destination, you have been able to convince your target employer to invite you for a get-together to review your application. A job interview is one of those ‘Moments of Truth’ for you and provides a unique opportunity to create the […]

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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 4 – Standing Out From The Crowd

Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 4 – Standing Out From The Crowd

  • December 18, 2014
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Our expedition is progressing well! By following the previous step, you have carefully selected a position you are truly interested in and you have prepared all the convincing arguments that you might use in your interaction with this employer. Let’s start interacting then: it’s time to send in your application! Remember, by sending in your […]

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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 3 – Defining Your Unique Selling Proposition

Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 3 – Defining Your Unique Selling Proposition

  • December 18, 2014
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In the previous step of our Expedition, we reviewed the importance of closely verifying a job opportunity to validate that indeed this is something for you. Now we will take a look at how you can make sure Employers take an interest in your application. It’s important to recognize that, by applying for a job, […]

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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 2 – Defining Your Destination

Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 2 – Defining Your Destination

  • December 18, 2014
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In the first step of our Expedition, we challenged you to take a look in the mirror to find your true essence. In step 2, we focus on looking at your  prospect employment opportunity in detail before applying. Before actually sending in your application, it is very important to study the market, company and position […]

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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 1 – Understanding Yourself

Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want – Step 1 – Understanding Yourself

  • December 18, 2014
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Finding a job, not just any job but The Job You Really Want, is like undertaking an expedition. It takes careful preparation and planning through a series of phases. Let’s start with Step # 1: Understanding Yourself. Finding a job is about matching you to a position. The best ‘fit’ should get the job, whereby […]

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Jedi Mindtricks for Acing a Job Interview

Jedi Mindtricks for Acing a Job Interview

  • December 12, 2014
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If the idea of a job interview wasn’t scary enough, you should know that according to research, the time it takes for an interviewer to get to a final decision is about 4 minutes on average.  That gives you very little time to impress. But don’t worry just yet, for your ally is the Force! […]

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The Hero's Journey - The Road to Self-Improvement

The Hero’s Journey: The Road to Self-Improvement

  • December 2, 2014
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The monomyth, or the hero’s journey, is a pattern described by Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949). This basic pattern can be found in many narratives from around the world, and goes like this: A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces […]

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5 Key Takeaways from the Dublin Web Summit

5 Key Takeaways from the Dublin Web Summit

Talentsquare had the opportunity to attend the Web Summit 2014 in Ireland, Europe’s largest tech event with 20,000+ attendees. This massive event brings not only attendees but also thousands of startups and several hundreds of journalists and investors. For many, the experience was overwhelming due to the large amount of people and reduced time to […]

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