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Career Strategy Interviews

The Rogue Recruiter, David Perry Returns for an Encore


If your job involves finding, interviewing, or hiring executive level talent, here's the playbook.

Published on March 21 2017
David Perry, Managing Partner of Perry-Martel International,TotalPicture interviewDavid E. Perry

David Perry has probably been on this show more than anyone. Why? He's a prolific writer (including Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters - 3 editions, and Hiring Greatness), and his latest book, just published by Wiley - Executive Recruiting for Dummies. David loves to share his knowledge, experiences, and to help job seekers and recruiters up their game - and win.

Welcome to a Career Strategies Channel Podcast. I'm your host, Peter Clayton.

David tells me Executive Recruiting for Dummies is his last book.

Why? David practices his craft: he's a super-successful executive recruiter, managing partner of Perry-Martel International.

He has completed more than 1,000 searches on five continents negotiating over $300 million in salaries. His near perfect success rate is 300% better than the industry average - one reason why The Wall Street Journal dubbed him the "Rogue Recruiter." Another reason has to do with a food cart caper he used to find a purple squirrel. Ask him.

However, all of these books and all of this writing have taken time away from what he loves to do most: the hunt. Find the perfect fit to fill a senior executive role that could make-or-break a company. He loves The Challenge.

I'm not the only one impressed with David. Check out the resource links in the sidebar.


The Art of Business Improv - Bob Kulhan


Yes Business Improv is a Thing. Business Improv Founder & CEO Bob Kulhan Wrote a Book About it. Getting to "Yes, AND."

Published on March 12 2017
Bob Kulhan, Business Improv Founder and CEO - TotalPicture Radio interview with Peter ClaytonBob Kulhan

Bob Kulhan is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration for The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University as well as an Adjunct Professor of Business for Columbia Business School, Columbia University. He also is the Founder and CEO of a company called Business Improv.

Bob has a new book called Getting to "Yes, And" The Art of Business Improv, published by Stanford Business Books. Which led him to TotalPicture Radio, and a Career Strategies Podcast with your host Peter Clayton.


The Three Job Interview Questions You Need to Answer


How to Position Yourself For Career Success

Published on February 20 2017
George Bradt Executive Onboarding Expert - TotalPicture Radio interview with Peter ClaytonGeorge Bradt

Are you committed to advancing your career in 2017? And I don't mean a small, incremental 'one rung up the ladder' type of change. I mean a fundamental change: how to take charge, get immediate results and achieve a new level of success.

Here's the playbook you need: The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan. This book has legs. That's why there's a 4th, updated Edition. And that's why it's primary author, George Bradt is back on TotalPicture Radio. Although the focus of The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan is onboarding executives, it really provides a blueprint for positioning yourself for success at every stage of your career. And that's why you'll find it in the Career Strategies Channel of TotalPicture Radio, not the Leadership Channel.

In the first chapter, you will learn how to ace a job interview, and assess if the job is right for you.

There are only three interview questions:
1. Can you do the job?
2. Will you love the job?
3. Can I tolerate working with you.

To put it in another way, that's strength, motivation, and fit.

There are many powerful, career changing insights, tools and tactics in The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan. George and I discuss a few of them in this podcast. However, my recommendation -- go wherever you buy books and buy this one. Put it at the very top of your reading list.

Stay tuned. A complete transcript will be available soon!


How To Boost Your Career By Saying What You Mean


Every day at work, you write. Are you writing to stand out, or writing to fit in?

Published on December 20 2016
Joss Bernoff, author Don't Write Bullshit -TotalPicture interviewJosh Bernoff

Please Note: This episode of TotalPicture Radio is not appropriate for children, and those offended by salty language. Especially the word bullshit.

The average person who writes for work, even a little, spends 46 hours per week on reading and writing. And most of us do the majority of our reading on a screen.

I'm going tell you a little story about the interview I did a number of years ago with Bob Sutton who is a professor at Stanford University. Bob wrote a bestselling book titled, The No Asshole Rule. inspired by an article he wrote for Harvard Business Review, based on hiring practices at Stanford University, that were very successful. The basic premise: "I don't care if you won a MacArthur Genius Grant, if you're an asshole we don't want to work with you!" Bob didn't want to show up everyday to have to deal with an arrogant asshole. Harvard would not publish his book because he refused to take asshole out of the title. At the time, my show was sponsored by Deloitte, and The No Asshole Rule was the title of my podcast and effectively blocked by Deloitte's firewall. However, It remains one of the most popular episodes EVER on TotalPicture Radio.

I'm telling you all of this because my guest today, Josh Bernoff, wrote a wonderful book titled Writing Without Bullshit. I'm fairly certain your corporate firewall would block this podcast if I used it as the tite of the show, so as a public service I'm using the subtitle so it won't get blocked.

Welcome to a Career Strategy Channel podcast, this is Peter Clayton.

Now, you'll notice a whole bunch of words are crossed out in the intro. His mission is to get all of us to write better, write shorter, kill the filler, the weasel words, the corporate-speak bullshit. That's what we're going to discuss today. How to write to stand out and be noticed!


Teresa Ghilarducci: How to Retire with Enough Money


How to Know What Enough Is. No Gimmicks. No Magical Thinking. Just Solid Advice from an Expert on Retirement, Pensions, and Personal Savings.

Published on March 01 2016
Teresa Ghilarducci, is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research. retirement and pensions expert-TotalPicture interviewTeresa Ghilarducci

Did you know a majority of Americans have less than $30,000 in retirement savings? One third has saved nothing at all. Tens of millions of middle-class Americans turning 65 in the next decade are on track to be living in or near poverty after they quit working. My guest today refers to Baby Boomers as "When 60 is the New 17."

Welcome to a Career Strategies podcast on TotalPicture this is Peter Clayton - today we're going to be talking about How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is. Which just happens to be the title of a new book by my special guest, Teresa Ghilarducci, an expert on retirement, pensions, and personal savings. Teresa is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research. She has a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and taught previously at the University of Notre Dame.


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