If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

When you are a recruiter by choice, and forever asking questions, and catching folks off their guard, you get a feeling that you can interview even in sleep! But it is totally another game when one is being interviewed. And I hadn't reckoned what the Pro Paul Slezak was upto!
Here is the link to the detailed interview- that he had done as part of a monthly newsletter that is sent to the Recruitloop ecosystem!
I am tempted to share an extract of the same echoing some of my thoughts:

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

"People ought to get paid for doing what they love doing most! There are far too many unhappy folks currently in the wrong job lacking the passion for making a difference to others around them. Too much of one’s identity is hinged on what one does for a living."

If you could have dinner with five famous people (alive or dead) who would they be and why?

  • Mahatma Gandhi – for bringing about change amongst the masses in an age well before the internet!
  • Steve Jobs – based on his ability to bounce back from being sacked by Apple, follow his heart, and change the way people now listen to music, learn, and interact.
  • Amitabh Bachchan – a superstar in Indian films for constantly reinventing himself, and staying in the limelight for 40+ years.
  • Michelle Obama – I’m just really keen to know how her brain works. Something tells me she is the real force behind the former US President, his political rise to bring hope for millions while leaving behind a scandal free life in a world where there is no privacy.
  • BNI Founder Dr Ivan Misner – he has been able to build a worldwide entity for promoting a structured way of networking.
Well, as I reflect again, I wonder if I had another chance who else I may have added. I must confess -at times, you end up answering what you think the interviewer probably wants to hear!! And in this case, as most of our ecosystem was Americans, I opted to keep cricket out of it. It was tough keeping Rahul Dravid out of the list.
And as always -it would be wonderful to know how you would have approached these questions! Feel free to share..

The World's top Cities to with the highest Quality of Life

Monday, June 5, 2017

This is a blog courtesy article  in The Independent. by Will Martin

"Earlier in May, Deutsche Bank released its annual "Mapping the world's prices" report, cataloguing the cost of goods and services in a cross section of the world's biggest and most powerful cities around the world.
In 2017, for the first time, Deutsche Bank has included a ranking of the quality of life in 47 cities around the world. The ranking is based on eight sub-indexes compiled by crowd-sourced information database Numbeo, which create a broad picture of what it is like to live in different cities.
The indexes are: Purchasing Power, Safety, Health Care, Cost of Living, Property Price to Income Ratio, Traffic Commute Time, Pollution, and Climate.
Broadly speaking, the cities that rank highly are in the northern hemisphere in developed western economies, although several cities from nations like South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand make the list, with one even at the very top.

26. Oslo, Norway
25. Johannesburg, South Africa 24. Brussels, Belgium
23. Warsaw, Poland
22. Chicago, USA
21. Dublin, Ireland
20. Stockholm, Sweden
19. Prague, Czech Republic
18. San Francisco, USA
17. Cape Town, South Africa
16. Madrid, Spain
15. Lisbon, Portugal
14. Toronto, Canada
13. Auckland, New Zealand
11. Berlin, Germany
11. Helsinki, Finland
10. Sydney, Australia
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
8. Boston, USA
7. Ottawa, Canada
6. Copenhagen, Denmark
5. Zurich, Switzerland
4. Melbourne, Australia
3. Vienna, Austria
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
1. Wellington, New Zealand "

Unquote.

You know what, as a member of NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, I have partners who cover these cities, and are privy to some topnotch opportunities at leading companies locally. 

Should you be interested in exploring Options, please feel free to reach out to me personally to [email protected]