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    Advice for Recent MBAs

    Be realistic about what your MBA does for you Decide where you want to go: (see career planning) Work on your marketability Thoughts on CV Interview technique Unique selling points and avoiding classic pitfalls Asia Pacific opportunities 1. What does your MBA do for you? It is up to you to answer this. The market [...]

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    Advice on Resigning

    Every week, we at Kerry Consulting interview literally dozens of people who have an interest in developing their careers with a different employer. For many, their search will bear fruit and they will find themselves accepting a new position with a new organisation. For some the absolutely inevitable resignation process can pose difficulties. As ever [...]

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    Candidate Selection Process

    How to identify the people you should be hiring The selection process begins with setting the selection criteria. What type of person are we actually looking for? Naturally, this question cannot be answered in isolation as it depends on numerous factors including: Nature of the organisation Nature of the function Make up of current team [...]

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    HR’s Contribution to Staff Morale

    Some basic steps would include: 1.Human Resources specifically highlighting to management of the risks to morale of not reassuring staff in an unsettled economic situation. 2.Management (encouraged and coached by Human Resources) to agree a unified message and clearly communicate this to employees as soon as possible. 3.Management should probably: Give a balanced assessment of [...]

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    How to Succeed in an Interview

    1. Preparation If you want to perform well in an interview, you will need to prepare yourself for it. Preparation starts with: A good CV (a subject in its own right) Lots of research on the role, the company (financials, culture, products) and the industry. Very few people invest sufficient energy into this activity. It [...]

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    Importance of Career Planning

    If you don't have an updated, regularly reviewed career plan in place you should consider developing one immediately otherwise the risk of inadvertently engaging in "career drift" is high. Career planning, a how to guide The career planning process is actually very simple but it does involve a fair amount of soul searching, research and [...]

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    Negotiations in Asia

    Conducting successful negotiations even in one's home country is a challenging task. Bearing in mind the cultural diversity within Asia Pacific, it is extraordinarily difficult for a regional business executive (irrespective of country of origin) to be effective across an area stretching from Japan to Singapore and encompassing Australia, China, India and a host of [...]

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    Salary Negotiation

    Salary negotiation is basically like any other negotiation. It occurs either AFTER you have been offered a job or as part of a regular review process. The key points are: Know yourself What are your USPs (Unique Selling Points)? How do you compare to your peer group? How valued are you by the organisation? How [...]

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    Staff Recruitment and Retention

    What actions can an employer take to make itself more competitive in the recruitment marketplace? The first point to remember is that every single organisation can improve its effectiveness in this area and often without spending a single dollar. Questions to ask oneself prior to commencing a recruitment exercise includes: Can the role be filled [...]

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