Why you should use Chrome Plugins

 Research and Use Plugins Email is email right. Wrong.

Email with plugins can be brilliant, fantastic even. You can tell I am excited by all this! Why are plugins such a glorious thing?

Time-saving. Time-saving. Time-saving. Depending on which software packages you use and which email suite you have there are a whole host of plugins that can work wonders.

For instance, I use Zoho, which has a Gmail plugin that allows you to enter data straight into the CRM, saving loads of time and effort.

For GSuite I have used the Boomerang plugin that allows you to a time when you send an email and also stop emails coming into your inbox. On Outlook in the past, I have used the Bullhorn and Evernote plugins.

Google “Gmail Plugins” or “Outlook Plugins” to find some of the best plugins on the market.

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3 super banging awesome social media hacks

 Set and Forget Social

Does Tweeting, Facebooking, LinkedIn-ing (is that a word?) and Instagramming seem to take up a lot of your time? I bet it does. Each day going onto twitter etc. is a time thief.

Before you know it you are watching a Thomas the Tank engine/Beyonce mash up for the first time, and somehow it is 11am. These platforms are designed to be addictive, the longer you are on them, the more advertising revenue they get. So beat the social giants at their own game by using Buffer.

Buffer is a brilliant little package which is cloud, website and app based. Buffer allows you to schedule social media output ahead of time so that you can batch the tasks and then get on with your day.

Buffer works by allowing you to decide how many posts to do a day, what time to send them and then will enable you to fill up these slots ahead of time. Buffer also gives you real-time analytics on how the posts are doing and save previous posts so they can be shared again in the future if they did well.

Buffer’s usefulness does not end there. You can also install a Buffer plugin or the app on Apple products and automatically put useful articles into your scheduled queue. Buffer also has a host of other features that are worth exploring at http://buffer.com

Keep your social Evergreen

Do you ever just seem to be posting the same updates on to social media every week? Does it feel like you are just wasting time? Well, the chances are you are. Want to save this time for things more important like online shopping or watching videos of cats. I bet you do.

Then you should get Recurrpost the best partner to use with Buffer. So why is Recurrpost such a Life Hack? It will recycle your best content on facebook, twitter, linked and Instagram again and again on the day and time that suit you and your audience. You can even set up RSS feeds, so they automatically get shared and shared still.

This life hack will really save you time and will help you automatically build those audiences. You will have to invest a lot of time upfront, but once you have spent the time upfront, it will save you time each and every day of the week, forever onwards.

Keep up to date and share with Feedly

Do you want to keep up with all the best developments in your area of expertise? Of course, you do. Do you want to have your blogs, newspapers and youtube videos all in one place? You bet you do.

Do you want to share this with all your contacts? That sounds like a third yes to me. This is where Feedly can and does step in.

Feedly allows you to aggregate and discover content from across the web all in one place on your phone or iPad. The brilliance of this App means that when you are on the bus or tube into work, you can find four or five articles that your audience will love and then get on with the rest of your day, safe in the knowledge your audience is catered for. Now if you know how to use RSS feeds, Zapier or IFTT Feedly becomes a piece of genius.

Use this Applet from IFFT and every time you find an interesting article on Feedly it will automatically be added to your Buffer social queue. Quick and easy thought leadership social media at the touch of a button.

Feedly is located at https://feedly.com/

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Become a Nerd

Nerds. Who needs them? Well, we all do. Nerds run the world these days. Should you become a Nerd?

Yes, yes you should. With just thirty minutes a day, you can become the office recruitment nerd within a few weeks. How? Reading books and watching videos online. There are a whole host of ways to learn about recruitment online.

One of the best platforms to kick-start your learning process is  Ku.Dos. Ku.Dos was created by Warren Kemp one of the leading providers of recruitment training in the UK and probably Europe. Every module is around 30 minutes long, and it covers the entire recruitment process from planning your day, all the way through to closing the deal and everything in between.

Warren is a real expert, and he teaches in a way that is easy to understand and offers a lot of insight, tips, and hints that keep giving value everytime you watch the videos. You can find Ku.dos at https://www.kudos.training/

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Work-Life Balance is a myth. Aim for Work-Life Integration

Work-life balance is a myth. The people who talk about work-life balance and tell you how amazing it is.

How important and vital it is, and how if you do not have work-life balance you are the failure are probably:

1) Lying or

2) Selling you courses or books on work-life balance. There is no balance. There never will be balanced because work is important, and so is family life.

Balance means that neither receives the focus they deserve. Sometimes it will get out of kilter. And that’s why what you’ll want to do is you fit your work into your lifestyle and vice-versa. How I’ve done, that is I’ve worked for myself, meaning that I can provide my work around my life and my life around my work.

If you’re working for a big corporate, this will never happen.

They may talk about work-life balance, but in reality, everything is geared towards work and not your life.

So if you want to create a life that’s worth living and engaging with, work for yourself, so you can integrate your work into your life.

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Always have two questions for prospects

 Whenever you are on a business development call, you need to have two questions for every single prospect. Having two questions will triple the number of chances you get to build a relationship with a client. Now, these two questions, they can be on anything recruitment or industry related.

The first one should be the recruitment-focused outcome you are looking for. For example, you want to get the job on with the client who been advertising for that role you have seen. So you do the whole lead chasing bog standard recruitment question. And like the Chumba-Wumba song, you get knocked down. However, you can get right back up again because you have a second question.

The second question can be more creative. If you are looking to play it safe something that is industry-related that you can use to help market to them in the future. Below we have outlined a mini-script to demonstrate what we mean.

YOU: “Hello, Mr. Client. Can I help you with this job?”

CLIENT: “No.”

YOU: “One more question before I go. What are your thoughts on the latest acquisition of X?”

CLIENT: “That is really interesting you asked…..”

You ask the set out the second question and you get their feedback, thoughts and input. You can use this information to market to them in the future or to create a small report which you can use to market.

Having the second question will increase the time that you are able to spend in the phone and will enhance your chances of building that relationship with the client.   

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