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This Networking Platform Lets You Pay For Advice From Employees At Your Dream Job | Fast Company

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The landing page for Purple Squirrel makes a huge promise: “Land a $100K job with no connections.”

The next line spells out how: “Purchase time with real employees at the best companies in the world to get your foot in the door and learn the tips you need to get hired quickly.”

In this case, pay to play makes sense if you want to break into the likes of Facebook, Tesla, Deloitte, or another of the more than 500 companies that have employee advocates on Purple Squirrel’s platform, according to its cofounder and CEO, Jon Silber. An advocate is a current employee, but doesn’t formally represent the employer. Rather, they act as a paid mentor for 30-minute phone consultations.

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Can paying for insider info from employees at top companies help you land a six-figure job? That’s the promise from Purple Squirrel.

To Get A Coach Or Not – Eight Essential Questions

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Should you get an executive coach or not? “Well, we don’t have enough money in the budget to do executive coaching, so perhaps a training program may work” I heard an HR colleague say recently. Executive coaching is a significant investment for organizations relative to other options to grow leaders. Organizations also offer less costly mentoring, training, and leadership programs. When is the right time to invest in executive coaching for yourself or someone on your team, and when will training or mentoring be enough?

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com

You need to develop yourself or someone on your team to take on bigger goals. Do you need training, mentoring or an executive coach? Here are eight essential questions to ask yourself.

How To Ask Radically Candid Questions

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Kim Scott, the author of Radical Candor, Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, knows it can be painful to be a boss, especially when you have to fire someone.  Getting fired is painful, even traumatic.  It can cause financial hardship and damage a person’s self-confidence.  Scott knows the power of asking the right questions when making a tough decision like this.

She recalls having to fire an employee who wasn’t performing as expected and whom she liked personally.  She was nervous when the meeting started.  Then it got worse.  After she said he had to leave the company, this soon-to-be former team member, asked “Why? You never told me I wasn’t measuring up.”

Scott who has managed teams at Google, Apple and Silicon Valley startups, realized he was right.  Why hadn’t she told him?

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com

Kim Scott, the author of Radical Candor, knows it can be painful to be a boss, especially when you have to fire someone. Getting fired is painful and can cause financial hardship and damage self-confidence. Scott knows the power of asking the right questions when making a tough decision like this.

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