Monday , December 18 2017

Career & Advice

An Offer Of Employment: Get It In Writing

It always amazes me when I encounter intelligent individuals who make the mistake of assuming they have a job “in the bag,” proceed to resign from an existing position, and then discover that what was “in the bag” was one big puff of smoke that dissipates before their eyes. For …

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The Hard Truths Of Hiring

There is no perfect job. Everyone. Did you hear that? Repeat after me: “THERE IS NO PERFECT JOB” And now believe it. Jobs that are dream-filled, promising a lifetime of happiness are the stuff of fantasy, bubblegum ice cream and pink balloons. They simply do not exist. Sure there are …

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Making Your Domestic Job Application Float

Having viewed thousands of domestic staffing resumés and cover letters over the course of several years having been involved in and connected with the often volatile world of recruitment, the way applications have ‘evolved’ in terms of appearance and content is a little concerning from my perspective. The static language …

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Job Applications: Taking The Perfect Headshot

You are just about to start applying for all those high paying jobs and visualising the phone constantly ringing with interview invitations…but then you ask yourself “is my application up to scratch?”. Presentation is of the utmost importance in the world of HNW employment and before submitting your application you …

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Why Become a Household Manager?

Let’s face it, Private Service is not necessarily on top of every young kid’s top ten list when they are asked by Uncle John what they want to become when they grow up. Sadly, if little John Jr. or little Mary were to answer “I want to be a Household …

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Best Practices for Working With Recruiters

For most people looking for employment, it is absolutely one of the more stressful experiences life can throw at us. Some individuals are pros at finding work. They know exactly how to prepare a resumé and cover letter. They know precisely the kind of tone they should adopt during an …

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Simple Fall Checklist for Private and Domestic Staff

As we enter the Fall season, it is a good time to take stock of your personal, private, domestic and business staff members. Key questions and reviews include: Grading their performance by most important responsibilities Conducting a performance review How and where do they spend their time? What would I …

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