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?

The moment I quoted my fee,…

He was an Operations executive from the Logistics & Supply Chain Domain. His company does “business and advisory consulting for transformation, growth, cost reduction across manufacturing, logistics and supply chain space.” He sent me an invite to connect on LinkedIn. There was no introductory note. But I still looked at his profile and accepted the… Continue reading The moment I quoted my fee,…

Unscrupulous practices & useless contracts!

That was one of the big IT Companies in India. People there had devised unscrupulous & unfair trade practices. This story dates back to 2003-04 times. That was the time I had just started my business. I was into pure play IT Consulting. But it didn’t take off. Some clients asked me if I can… Continue reading Unscrupulous practices & useless contracts!

My worst experience with a Prospect!

My worst ever experience with a prospect. Like everybody else, I too write about only my good experiences. But the truth is that the bad experiences teach us what they don’t teach at Harvard or IIM. But still we don’t talk about it. Though the bad experiences are more in number comparatively, I still write… Continue reading My worst experience with a Prospect!

How to become a consultant?

In my first job, I used to sell two or more competing products in any category [MS Office Vs Lotus Smartsuite, MS Exchange Vs Lotus Domino [notes], MS SQL Vs Oracle WG / Ent, Scala Vs Oracle Apps etc]. In such a scenario, I was more successful, when I probed deeper & then suggested a… Continue reading How to become a consultant?

How to connect with prospects on LinkedIn?

I send invites to prospects on LinkedIn to connect. Most of the time, I write a note. But I never try to sell. Do you know how will it be at the receiving end? Let’s say I received an invite from a person I don’t know. Just because I don’t know him/her, it doesn’t mean… Continue reading How to connect with prospects on LinkedIn?

What makes a good story?

My wife, son & I are big fans of Mr.Harold Finch, Mr.John Reese, Ms.Root, Ms.Shaw & Mr.Fusco. These people save people who are in danger by risking their own lives. They are selfless, true patriots, good at heart, efficient & fast. We will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. We finished watching the last… Continue reading What makes a good story?