Jobs on Jobs

Posted on: 12.09.2012    13:26:11

As an international recruitment agency we are often asked what the magic ingredient is in finding the best job and here we are indebted to one of the great thinkers of our time Steve Jobs.  Do we need to mention that under his leadership Apple recovered from a wobbly period to being a market leader and since his untimely death has now become the most valuable company in the world.

Steve believed in people. Getting the right people in the right place at the right time and unlike many CEO’s remained involved in the recruitment process providing leadership, direction and communication. A shame more CEO’s don’t follow his lead preferring to hide behind corporate HR.

When you get down to basics and reworking JFK’s maxim think not what your Company can do for you but what you can do for your company take the following 7 pointers to heart and rigorously apply them to yourself if you want to work for Apple:

  1. Vision-minded. Simply stated if you wanted to work for Apple you had to know the Apple management vision and agree to support and defend it.
  2. Innovation-minded. Apple always looks for people who are innovative and willing to create something from nothing.
  3. Future-minded. Employees are focused on creating the future instead of following it.
  4. Passion-minded. It’s been said that Steve Jobs believed you should “Do what you love.” During the interview process you have to demonstrate the love for the company and its products. Plain and simple!
  5. Contribution-minded. Apple has never been looking for people who just wanted to retire with a gold watch. They looked for people who defined themselves by what they contributed.
  6. Engagement-minded. Most workers, as many as two thirds, are not engaged in their work. Apple only hires people who are committed to the Apple vision.
  7. Excellence-minded. According to the book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, he was a perfectionist in everything he did. You literally had zero chance of being hired by Apple if you didn’t have a passion for excellence

How do you stack up?

For those seeking international jobs you need to do your homework. It is 80% in the preparation and 20% in the presentation and how do you intend to stand out from the crowd.

You need to tell us!


Author: Chris Slay

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