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Profile: Tim Tyrell-Smith

Tim Tyrell-Smith is the creator of Tim's Strategy®, a strategic and smart approach to the job search process. As a blogger, Tim has been a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report, was interviewed twice on NPR and is the author of two career books (“30 Ideas” and “HeadStrong”). Tim’s blog “Tim’s Strategy™ - Ideas for Job Search, Career and Life” has more than 4,000 subscribers and is read in 126 countries. Tim’s Strategy began in September 2008 as a way to give back to the community that supported Tim during his 2007 job search. You can learn more at http://timsstrategy.com and follow him on Twitter (@TimsStrategy).

Prior to starting Tim’s Strategy, Tim was a marketing executive in the consumer packaged goods industry where he built brands for companies like Nestle.  He now runs Fix, Build And Drive™, a consulting company focusing on marketing, branding and business strategy for emerging and established organizations.  Learn more about Tim as a marketer at http://fixbuildanddrive.com and follow him on Twitter (@FixBuildnDrive).

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Hiring Managers Don’t Decide Who Gets Hired, Candidates Do.

Hiring Managers Don’t Decide Who Gets Hired, Candidates Do.

Human Resources

If you needed something to get you out of a rut during a longer than planned job search, this might be it. If you are waiting for someone to decide... read more

Why You Should Hire an Intern To Help Your Find a Job

Why You Should Hire an Intern To Help Your Find a Job

Human Resources

When you find yourself out of work, is hiring an intern a smart investment? What might be other smart investments? Are there any you can think of? There are certainly... read more

Motivate Employees with Three Great Things You Can Do in Thirty Minutes

Motivate Employees with Three Great Things You Can Do in Thirty Minutes

Leadership

This one’s for all you bosses out there who want to motivate employees and vendors. I’m especially talking to you lazy ones. “Me lazy?” You say. “The one who works... read more

6 Reasons Why Pinterest Makes Sense For Your Business

6 Reasons Why Pinterest Makes Sense For Your Business

If you were told that Pinterest could help build your brand, would you believe it? Believe it! Pinterest is not only a fun social media outlet, but it has a... read more

3 Reasons To Hire An Intern Right Now

3 Reasons To Hire An Intern Right Now

Human Resources

Hiring an intern may the best decision you make this year. Done right, you can gain and give big value. You can also build immediate momentum in your business. If... read more

4 Bad Things That Can Happen When You Lack Confidence

4 Bad Things That Can Happen When You Lack Confidence

Human Resources

We’ve all had moments where we were or felt “less than” our best selves. For some it might be a rare occurrence. For others, it may take just a minor... read more

What to Do When You Screw Up at Work

What to Do When You Screw Up at Work

Human Resources

Everybody at some point has had the misfortune of hearing the words, “I need to see you in my office,” and your manager’s tone implies that it’s not about a... read more

Job Search:  If I Could Start Over Again...

Job Search: If I Could Start Over Again…

Human Resources

The other day I had a fun conversation with an executive sales guy (a friend) who had just landed a great job. But our prior conversations hadn’t always been fun.... read more

10 Cool Places To Write A Blog Post

10 Cool Places To Write A Blog Post

Where do you write your blog posts? If you write them sitting at the same desk where you manage your email or write your “to do” list, you may not... read more

Sales Team Strategies: Working With The CFO

Sales Team Strategies: Working With The CFO

Finance

I meet with a lot of talented people. It’s one of the perks of speaking and blogging in the marketing and career space. I had the opportunity to meet with... read more

Your Professional Resume: Can You Speak To It?

Your Professional Resume: Can You Speak To It?

Human Resources

Whether you write your own or have your resume written professionally, one thing remains true: You have to be able to speak to it. You have to be able to... read more

Removing the Stigma of Getting Fired

Removing the Stigma of Getting Fired

Human Resources

I wasn’t originally aware of this term’s origin, but for some reason “getting fired” from a job has always come with a stigma.  “Fired” sounds like a violent and abrupt... read more

4 Great Marketing Tools To Help Grow Your Business

4 Great Marketing Tools To Help Grow Your Business

Marketing

No matter the size of your business, you need to have a plan to grow. Since business growth needs to be enabled, here are 4 tools that I use personally... read more

Are You Afraid To Accept Help During Job Search?

Are You Afraid To Accept Help During Job Search?

Human Resources

So here’s a quick story. It was raining pretty hard here in Southern California a number of weeks back. We’re not use to that here. And for that reason, we... read more

4 Critical Foundations For A Successful Job Search

4 Critical Foundations For A Successful Job Search

Human Resources

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So you’ve recently been laid off or, since the economy is improving, you are thinking of moving on. So what do you do? Polish up your resume and start applying... read more