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Meet Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D., and learn of his work helping veterans gain viable employment

Meet Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D., and learn of his work helping veterans gain viable employment

January 5, 2022

We are very excited to have Bruce Hurwitz, President of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd., as a guest on our podcast. 

His firm's mission is to promote the hiring of veterans, and he has been an executive recruiter since 2003 and a career counselor since 2009.  In addition he is a "Five-Star" rated speech writer on Fiverr, and is a recognized authority on career counseling, recruitment, and employment issues, having been cited in over 750 articles, appearing in more than 500 publications, across the United States, and in at least 30 foreign countries. 

As an Amazon bestselling author, his posts on LinkedIn have been read over 434,500 times and have garnered national and international media attention including appearances on the Fox Business Network, Headline News (CNN), the local New York Fox affiliate, and a mention on ABC's Good Morning America.  He is the host of the live interview podcast, Bruce Hurwitz Presents: MEET THE EXPERTS.  His combined social media network exceeds 51.000 members.

Prior to becoming a recruiter, Bruce was a non-profit professional.  An honors graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where he obtained his Ph.D., he has over 125 peer-reviewed books, articles and newspaper contributions, on topics ranging from International Relations and International Law to the use of technology to conducting an effective job search and having a successful career.

In the past, Bruce has served on the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, hosting their weekly podcast and chairing their Entrepreneurship Committee.  He has also been a judge for the New York Public Library’s Annual Business Plan Competition.

Let your Tiger Roar

Let your Tiger Roar

December 17, 2021

Now you can bring it all together. 

You have taken the time to assess your current condition.  You have developed your personal brand and know how to find opportunity.  And now, you need to let people know how good you really are. 

When a tiger roars, we all know who is in charge.  Think about the metaphor and when you answer a question or tell someone about a task you completed, do it with the confidence of a tiger roaring. 

You have a great story to tell.  Prepare for it, listen to this podcast for some ideas on how to best share your message and then "Let your Tiger Roar!"

Good luck. 

Prowling for Opportunities

Prowling for Opportunities

December 5, 2021

Research shows that tigers need to make a kill every 8 or 9 days.  Which means that they always are on the hunt, and when they do make a kill, the trophy is sufficiently large to support them for several days. 

It is sort of the same thing in your job quest.  Go after the big ones!  Take the time to do your research and don't just settle on the first one that comes along. 

You should start with Defining your Market.  Decide if you want to work for a large company or a small one.  What industry do you want to be in?  Have you considered the Government or the Non-Profit Sector?  Essentially take some time to identify your hunting grounds and again, don't just settle for the first opportunity that you see. 

Then, Assess the Opportunity.  Think about how hard it is to enter that market.  What are the requirements and what are your expectations.  Think about it in terms of Risk/Reward.  Decide how you plan to hunt in your given area.

Lastly, Plan your Entry Strategy.  How are you going to conduct your hunt?  Think about joining professional organizations or leveraging your local Chamber of Commerce.  Seek out networking opportunities as  well as informational interviews with decision makers.  And don't forget the alumni groups from your college or prior affiliations.  

The bottom line is to take the time to prowl for opportunities that will yield you the greatest level of success.  Don't settle!  Take the time to do it right and if you do, it will pay off. 

Good luck.  

Tracking and Capturing your Prey

Tracking and Capturing your Prey

November 27, 2021

In order to be successful in today's job market, you must learn how to bring value to the job. 

We are referring that to the idea of a tiger tracking and capturing their prey to be equivalent to finding a compelling opportunity. 

It is all about bringing value to the job market.  

Your value proposition should be: 

  • Compelling
  • Valuable
  • Relevant
  • Current &
  • Expansive. 

Also, ask yourself "so what" related to a job you are performing, and be sure that what you are doing is not just pleasing you but is pleasing someone else in terms of value in the job market. 

Use the Tiger Metaphor to help you create the mindset in order to be most effective in this challenge. 

Good luck. 

Create and manage your own personal ”Tiger” brand.

Create and manage your own personal ”Tiger” brand.

November 21, 2021

We all have a brand.  It may not be what we want it to be, but don't be naïve, you have a brand!

According to Jeff Bezos, your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room. 

What is your brand? Is it what you want it to be?  If not, how can you manage it to be your desired brand. 

Borrow a few ideas from the Tiger book, and other resources, to nail your personal brand and make it compelling. 

Good luck.  

Learn to be at the top of your food chain, and embrace change as you go through Survival, Adaptation and Flourishing

Learn to be at the top of your food chain, and embrace change as you go through Survival, Adaptation and Flourishing

November 10, 2021

In this podcast we cover two sections of the Tiger book. 

The first is to think about yourself as being at the top of your food chain just like a tiger is.  What does it take on your part to achieve and maintain that position?

Secondly, think about the phases you go through when dealing with change in your life.  How do you learn to adapt to your environment and take further advantage of it? 

Hope you enjoy the podcast. 

Good luck. 

Begin to get a sense of what is your Current Condition

Begin to get a sense of what is your Current Condition

November 5, 2021

Take some time to learn about tools and processes to follow to get a better idea of your current condition.  And remember, your current condition is where you start.  You do not need to stay there nor do you need to change.  It is just important to understand where you are starting. 

While in this process, learn to think like an entrepreneur.  That does not mean that you start your own business but rather that you are open to the possibilities that might present themselves. 

And remember, change is inevitable so that no matter what you do today, several of the guiding factors may change and you must be able to take advantage of that opportunity. 

So in summary: learn to meditate, take time for personal reflection, take advantage of some of the self assessment tools listed in the program, network to get more ideas, seek out informational interviews, volunteer for interesting opportunities and lastly, start a journal and document what you are discovering about yourself.

Good luck. 

Introduction to the rationale and structure of the Tiger Model

Introduction to the rationale and structure of the Tiger Model

October 29, 2021

Too many people focus on creating the perfect resume and then sending it out, hoping that it will get past the selection criteria and land them a job. 

News Flash - I have said it before and there was a great article in the WSJ a few weeks back saying how that model is broken.

We are going to be exposing you to a different way of thinking and behaving so that you are in control of your career quest.

The Tiger model has 9 separate sections and in reality, they all tend to operate simultaneously.  We cover them sequentially because there is a model and structure, but we acknowledge that life is much more complex and the model is very fluid. 

Anyway, tune in to get an intro to the model and then we will be covering the 9 separate elements in the upcoming podcasts.

Good luck. 

Think Like a Tiger - Become more empowered in your career and personal life.

Think Like a Tiger - Become more empowered in your career and personal life.

October 22, 2021

"Many men go fishing all their lives without realizing that it is not fish that they are after."  (Henry David Thoreau)

Take a minute to think about what you truly want out of your career, and your life, and then examine the strategy you are following to make it a reality. 

Here is a hint: It is not about sending your resume out to hundreds of job posting and hope that someone gives you a job. 

Instead, borrow a page from nature i.e. Think like a Tiger and embrace a mindset that will empower you to be more successful and truly fulfilled in your career pursuits. 

We are going to be running a series of podcasts building on the idea of helping you learn to Think Like a Tiger in order that your career quest is more successful. 

Also, if you are interested in learning more about the idea, my book "Tiger in the Office" is available on Amazon in Kindle, Audio, Hard Cover and Paperback formats.  

Stay tuned.  My plan is to publish one podcast each week for the next 10 weeks in order to cover the content in the book and to give you a framework to be more empowered in your career, and life, pursuits. 

Good luck.  

Wendy Clem, Regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution, talks about helping Veterans

Wendy Clem, Regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution, talks about helping Veterans

October 6, 2021

In addition to fighting cancer, Wendy is a tireless advocate for less fortunate people.  

Listen to some of the endeavors she has pursued as well as maybe get some personal assistance if needed. 

You can contact her at: 

Wendy Clem, Regent
Elizabeth Bienaime Chapter NSDAR
(586) 909.6058
(texts only, please!)

 

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Good luck. 

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