Inspirational Quotes!

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” – Anonymous. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi. “Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death… Continue reading Inspirational Quotes!

The Office Assistant who inspired me!

Saravanan. That’s the name of the boy who worked as “Office Assistant” [called as “Office boy” in India] at our office. He was a true professional. He understood his job very well. He never wasted a single minute. He was always busy. He had to make coffee, tea, deliver products to customers, and get the… Continue reading The Office Assistant who inspired me!

How not to write emails!

Can you believe this? I just received an email from someone. [Fortunately, it was identified as SPAM and was in the spam folder.] It read something like this: “ Hi Scraped Apac, Wanted to check in again and see if you had any further interest in exploring your current online presence. Happy to pull together… Continue reading How not to write emails!

How to make friends with storytelling!

That was a wonderful evening. I hosted a dinner for a friend who also happened to be an associate at that time. When I asked for a time, my friend asked me if he could bring his friends & colleagues along, to the dinner. I agreed wholeheartedly. That evening came. I reached the hotel. After… Continue reading How to make friends with storytelling!

How to use a spreadsheet as a CRM tool?

My Singapore days. Those were the golden days. It was tough, but I learned the ropes quickly, enjoyed it, grew the business and earned a good name from the only client I was handling then. I learnt quite a few things in such a short time frame. I was up to speed in no time.… Continue reading How to use a spreadsheet as a CRM tool?

How to search for prospects on Google?

In many ways, Recruitment resembles Sales and vice-versa. There are many commonalities between the two. Selling is involved in both the profession. That apart, searching is also common to both. You either search for Candidates or Clients. When I was in recruitment, I learnt quite a bit about how to search for Talent using Google.… Continue reading How to search for prospects on Google?

Surround Yourself with…

That was the time I was running a recruitment consulting business. I had a small team. We were doing sourcing & recruitment of niche skills. That’s when a friend met me in a supermarket store in the neighborhood one evening. All of a sudden, he asked me: How are you making your ends meet, Kannan?”… Continue reading Surround Yourself with…