If you’re searching for meaning in your work, how about making sure that a world-class medical center shares its information about educating the next generation of doctors? Those are the stakes, and our client is looking for a truly top-notch business analyst whose understanding of enterprise applications (particularly SalesForce integration) is unmatched, and who is also a gifted listener who can translate stakeholder need into first-rate products. If you happen to fit that description, please rise.
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A prestigious New York medical center is launching a new site and needs a talented PHP Developer with full-stack experience who can seamlessly switch between passionate coder and capable collaborator for a team that combines in-house and off-shore talent.
One of the world’s foremost purveyors of digital weather-related content is building out its Latin America sales force. This gig is for someone who will not be an arrow-twirler, but rather the person who sees to the customer’s needs once inside the, uh, mattress store.
There’s a difference between opening doors and keeping them open. Or between a thrilling courtship and a lasting marriage. Also, between hooking a fish and cooking it with lemon and pepper in white wine sauce, by candlelight. That is to say: A successful sales effort must consist, in equal proportion, of the zealous pursuit of new blood and the thoughtful safeguarding of hard-won accounts after they have been taken into the fold.
Our client, a true giant in the field of producing widely distributed weather-related content, understands this in spades. In fact, as it expands, it’s building a sales force around just that concept. As a partnership manager in EMEA, you’ll be one half of a sales team fashioned in that mold. You’ll be the one keeping the doors open – building the lasting marriages – sauteeing the trout, if we understand each other, which we surely do. We don’t? Well, then: Managing the accounts after they’re onboarded.
Let’s say you’re the consummate salesperson, and, since we’re among friends, let us further say that, if you had your druthers, you’d focus 100 percent of your time on bringing in new accounts rather than having to attend to those you’ve already brought on board. We know we’re not supposed to say things like that out loud, but in the off chance you do feel that way, good news: One of the world’s most successful media companies is rolling out a sales force to function just like that, with the street fighters focused completely on street fighting, and others doing the account management once the battle is won. Sound enticing? Read more.
One of the country’s leading medical institutions is revolutionizing patients’ interactions with their healthcare providers over digital and mobile technologies, and seeks a Scrum Master to facilitate the development of these exciting new products.
One of the top names in international finance is seeking a project manager to oversee development and rollout of two brand management technology platforms. If you’re a tippy-top product manager with at least five years of experience, and would like to spend the next eight months working for one of the most respected names in investment banking, securities and wealth management, please take one step forward.
Do you love a good storm? We’re not talking about just loving a rainy night, in the fashion of 80s Country heartthrob Eddie Rabbit; we mean you get so excited about weather events that you’ll keep watch over a storm system that’s due to hit a town a thousand miles away. If that’s the kind of weather passion you have, the kind that your friends think is unhealthy (but what do your friends know?), then we’ve got the gig for you: Editing the home page of a hugely important provider of meteorological news and content.
This Hired Guns client, an innovative health tech organization, is on the hunt for a Program Management superstar to play a key role in a huge, and we mean HUGE website relaunch. The firm is looking for a someone who can synthesize the info coming in from multiple work streams and see around corners to head off issues that will arise two weeks from now. Got a crystal ball specifically for project management? Then you’ll succeed at this gig (though the crystal ball should have already shown you that.)
Some people out there are crazy enough about weather to chase tornadoes in tricked-out trucks armored like something out of Mad Max. Others are superfans of Twister (Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt!) and look forward to the never-ending Sharknado sequels. Still others compulsively check the weather apps on their phones or rig up complicated digital equipment in their homes to keep their pulse on every degree change and air pressure variation. Old-school barometers and thermometers? That’s baby stuff. But whether they know it or not, these atmosphere aficionadoes depend on a steady flow of data to satisfy their weather cravings. And that’s where you come in.
When is it ok to quit? How do we know when it’s better to cut our losses and move on? What about “sunk costs” that cause us to dig ourselves into an even deeper hole? How do we decide when to drop something and when to persevere? How do we determine whether to give something (or someone) a second or third or tenth chance vs. when to say, “that’s it…enough is enough”?
Is the calendar trying to tell us something? As I wrote last week in my post, “It’s Leap Year…So Why Not Take That Leap!” sometimes we just need something like a Leap Day to give us that extra nudge. Last Friday’s March 4th date hinted…
Mediabistro’s Joel Schwartzberg recently asked the top players in the recruiting business how to read between the lines of a job description. Among a series of great tips by experts, Hired Guns Founder Allison Hemming recommended that candidates be wary of listings that focus on personality over skills.
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As an entrepreneur who runs a management consulting firm and teaches a graduate course in “Leadership & Team Building” at NYU, most people assume that I have a degree in business. But I don’t. I was an English literature major. And while I LOVE…
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Holiday Wrapping: 7 Productivity Tips to Help You Wrap Up 2015 and Get the New Year Off to a Flying Start
The last couple of weeks of December is the perfect time to take stock – not only of whether you’ve been naughty or nice over the past year – but of what you’ve accomplished, and where you need to focus your time, attention, and energy to set yourself up for success in 2016.
Thanksgiving is a time of family, friends, food, frivolity, and fun.
But why not turn this Thanksgiving into “Thinks-giving” by giving some serious thought to those who have had a positive influence on your life and/or your career…and then letting them know that.
We all want to be liked.
But if you had to choose between being liked, admired, respected, or trusted which would you choose?
If you could only pick one, would you rather have a boss that you liked, that you admired, that you respected, or that you trusted?
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