James nathan's Blog Posts Tagged 'Human Resources' (11)

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

I’ve recently had a call from a good client of mine, asking if I was able to run a new training programme for them.

Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, ordinarily yes, but in this instance I wasn’t sure.

Like most people I love being asked to do more work for my clients, but the problem was that what they were asking for wasn’t really my main area of expertise.

It was something that I touch on in other courses…

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Added by james nathan on May 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Blogging To Google Ranking Success

I've talked with a lot of people lately who are keen to improve their ranking on the search engines, and in particular Google.

This isn't a straight forward conversation, and truth is that Google changes it's search algorithm all the time. Unless you are a web wiz, keeping up with…

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Added by james nathan on March 19, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Secret of Small Talk

I’m often amazed at how many people I meet who tell me that they are no good at making small talk. They are happy to chat with friends, or people that they meet at a party. But when it comes to business, when it comes to networking, they find it tough.

There are few reasons for this, but the most common I…

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Added by james nathan on January 15, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Headhunting - 10 top tips for making more successful calls

We all want the very best candidates for our shortlists, and having consistent access to these people is one of major issues facing the recruitment market. All our client’s want the best people for their vacancies and as we all know, quite often the best people for these roles are already…

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Added by james nathan on September 23, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

Know, like and trust - where real business really comes from

In the professional services marketplace, little is as valuable as the word of mouth referral. That wonderful moment when the phone rings and the person on the other end says something like “so and so mentioned I should call you”. There really isn’t anything nicer.

And where does this come from? It is most…

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Added by james nathan on September 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Getting it all done - the world's best time management tip

I’ve just re-read Richard Denny’s fantastic book ‘Selling to Win’, in which he mentions a time management technique that I learnt many, many years ago from an old boss of mine.

Unbeknown to me, as I have been teaching this technique to people over the years myself it was actually first taught to…

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Added by james nathan on May 21, 2013 at 6:56am — 2 Comments

Handling business calls the right way

I am constantly amazed at how poorly many company switchboards handle incoming telephone calls. How your phone is answered and how that call is handled says so much about your business.

Just today whilst phoning clients and prospective clients I have had company names barked at me, been put on hold…

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Added by james nathan on May 17, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

Taking time to think. Working on your business, as well as in your business

We all know that it is important to spend time thinking about our businesses. You need to work on your business, as well as in your business, we are told.

This is not just good advice, it is vital advice.

But, I don’t have time

The problem is that we don’t…

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Added by james nathan on April 4, 2013 at 6:24am — 7 Comments

4 Top Tips for Making The Most of Email

We all use email, and we use it all day long. It’s both a great help and a great hinderance. Great for some tasks, massively overused for others. In many ways, it has changed the way that we work, and the speed at which we correspond.

The reality is that email is as much a part of our working lives as the…

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Added by james nathan on March 8, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Blogging to Google Search Success - An SEO secret, that's not so secret

So how do you go from nothing to the top of www.google.co.uk’s natural search? This is a massive question and not one easily answered. There are plenty of ‘gurus’ who are happy to tell you their thoughts.

There are plenty of companies who will take your money off you…

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Added by james nathan on February 28, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

It's your career - get the job you really want without leaving the old one

I was a recruiter for a very long time, actually longer than I would like to mention (okay 16 years) and in that time, and ever since, I am asked by people to help them in their careers.

I’m asked to look at CVs, help with interview preparation, give general advice, and refer recruitment consultants. I am used…

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Added by james nathan on February 18, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

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