Experience does not equal Capability

07 Jan 293 Views
A lot of resumes describe a person’s experience i.e. where they worked and their job role and often their responsibilities.  But how does that translate to capability to do a job? In short it does not. I have about 45 years of experience playing golf…..I have a poor capability to play golf as evidenced by… View Article

August 2018 Newsletter

16 Aug 397 Views
Click here to see the August 2018 newsletter from Kingscroft Consulting.     Blog Posted by Garry King, Director – August 2018 Garry King is an Executive Recruitment Consultant, Owner and Practice leader at Kingscroft Consulting. Garry has been in the recruitment industry for 23 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help both candidates… View Article

The key to staying confident during your job search.

02 May 432 Views
Photo by Olu Eletu on Unsplash According to Art Markman, in a recent article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the key to staying confident during your job search is by focusing on the process, not the outcome. “Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of… View Article

Does Your LinkedIn Profile Attract Talent??

17 Jan 658 Views
When talented people change jobs they seek challenge, interesting work, the opportunity to learn and grow, and an environment (culture/fit) within which they can achieve .   They see their prospective manager as being key in helping ensure that they continue their track record of achievement.  They seek a manager who like them is an achiever,… View Article

Promote versus Hire… Is it the same process?

08 Jan 502 Views
When did you “promote” someone who was already doing the same job that you promoted them into? My guess? Never! Line managers look to promote talent into roles they have not done before. We hope that, we (the line manager) have identified that this person has the capability to meet the challenge and stretch that… View Article

It’s not about responsibility. It’s about the capability to deliver.

26 Oct 754 Views
I have responsibilities you have responsibilities…so what? Many a resume lists responsibilities for each role held.  This gives some idea on what should have or may have happened but does not tell us about someone’s capability.  Responsibilities do not tell us what has been achieved or what difference someone has made in their role. Change… View Article

“That Person” …… “I know that person” ……

16 Aug 604 Views
“That Person” …… “I know that person” …… We all know people. We have opinions about the people we have worked with.  Some people we hold in higher esteem than others. What happens when putting a team together or looking to fill a key role in an organisation and “that person” comes to mind or… View Article

These Are Life Lessons You’ll Wish You Knew Later on in Life

10 Aug 666 Views
According to Lou Adler, CEO The Adler Group: Leadership begins with a vision, confidence and persistence. Confidence and persistence begins by stretching yourself and sometimes failing.  In his article he quotes Zig Ziglar “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”  That’s a principle… View Article

Talent is not sufficient………being effective is what gets the job done

13 Feb 1048 Views
Talent is not sufficient………being effective is what gets the job done.  The Macquarie Dictionary defines talent as “a special natural ability or aptitude”. The sporting world abounds with people who possess talent (special natural ability) in abundance but cannot deliver on the day or are up and down in their results or play below their… View Article