9 reasons why I declined the job offer

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The candidate told me the story, why he decided to decline the attractive job offer from one of the big guns in the business. The story started when he one day got a call from a talent acquisition officer of the company.

Here you are, this is for you: Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers. You will get lots of learning points in this unbelievable real-life story, why a candidate declined a job offer from a famous brand name in the industry.

Months and months later he were offered the job – but to the company’s surprise, he declined. (more…)

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What happened to him, Tom Sorensen?

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I have been looking forward to this day with great anticipation. The countdown has been on for quite some time.

If you by any chance have checked out my blog recently, you will have seen the live countdown, second by second.

After a wonderful and long time at Grant Thornton and the most recent years at Boyden, it was time to go on my own. Thank you to so many of you for the encouragement.

You will find me at Bhiraj Tower @ BITEC, Bangna in Bangkok. Map.

What do I do? Continue to do really. (more…)

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World Class online cloud assessment tools for HR and Hiring Managers now available in Thailand

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The Predictive Index assessment tools help you select the best candidates and applicants. You can stop guessing; stop trusting your guts, and stop being an amateur hiring manager.

Even small and medium-sized companies can now use the same tools that the world’s largest multinational and conglomerates have done successfully for years and years. (more…)

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Why headhunters don’t answer your emails or calls

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Personally, I absolutely hated headhunters.

Once upon a time is the phrase which begins fairy tales and fabulous stories set in some unspecified moment in the past. Except for the story, you are about to read. There is nothing fairy or fabulous about this real-life experience of mine.

My story starts like this: Once upon a time when I was a candidate myself. (more…)

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Should I ever trust my gut feeling when interviewing candidates?

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The short answer is no and never! Using your gut is similar to scratching the surface of something; to examine and discover only the superficial aspects of something or in this case a candidate. You would be better off flipping a coin; at least you have 50% chance of getting it right.

We call it the Four A Syndrome, because when you trust your gut, you are assessing a candidate’s presentation skills over business performance and substance. The four A’s are: (more…)

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Top 6 articles I’ve published in 10 years of blogging

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Can you remember what you were doing in July 2009 – 10 years ago? For sure, we were not yet talking about AI, IoT, SEO, Uber, Instagram, iPad and it was still very early days for Airbnb, Spotify, GPS on mobile, and even LinkedIn.

But it was in July 2009 that I created my web site and published my first ever story. Read it here. (more…)

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