Give yourself a distinct advantage - start thinking about the here and now. More specifically the ‘who, here and now’. Because marketing yourself effectively at a job interview means thinking about other people.
Think of it this way. You’re heading to a business meeting – so you prepare beforehand, right? Managing a project? Then pre-empting with groundwork is what’s needed. And if you’re an HR or Recruitment Manager who’s talent hunting, then familiarising yourself with the talent pool is a must. You get the gist.
Today’s @guardian article on Tata Steel’s potential change to employee pension reminds us of two things: One, if allowed to go ahead, the flood gates will open. Who will be next? BHS? Two: What’s to stop Tata or other companies reneging on other agreed benefits (or pay, for that matter?) No one knows where this could end, and although the proposed pension re-structuring would be better than the Pension Protection Fund option, it’s still not good enough. Tata Steel, the government and the unions MUST work together to find a third, workable, employee friendly solutions to the Tata crisis.