15. Aug, 2017

Combine the right skills to be successful ...

Yesterday evening we had the opportunity to participate in a Guildo Horn  (http://www.guildo-horn.com/) Open Air concert. If this name does not ring a bell with you, Guildo did represent Germany in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPZX7EZIFD0&list=RDSSgGc4-NlJI&index=3). In the Final he finished on 7th place of 25 participants.

Guildo is definitely a best ager now and not really "good looking", according to the average standards, but he has a great talent to bring several thousand people into a good mood in seconds, by playing popular German songs. The audience knows the melody and text, even when they would not admit this in public, a great sing along and celebration every time.

He is a great example, how the creative, unconventional and flexible combination of skills and expertise can make you successful and a cult figure. The fans just call him "Master"

This is a very good case for and possible transfer to the job seeking and hiring environment, as the real success for recruiters and candidates/talents very often lies in the creative, unconventional and flexible combination of skills and expertise as well 😉. Long introduction to come to the point today, but people like story telling and tangible examples, so I have to make them happy as well.

Today I had my first two interviews on the phone, in my new role as right placement advisor. It was unfamiliar at the beginning, but very interesting and even a lot of fun. As always good preparation is key for success and you have to ask the right questions, to get to the bottom of the story. Will be interesting to see, how these two cases will proceed in the coming weeks. Besides that I got a call from an acquaintance, asking for some support and my opinion about how candidates should work together with headhunters. Being more proactive or staying more on the defensive side? I was able to share some experience from the past month and how I would approach this situation. Great that I was asked 👍.

"Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes." - Peter Senge, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Senge