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Martin is a senior leader and active hiring manager in the high-tech industry. He has worked for family-owned businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. During his career, he architected three startups which were successfully sold, forming his entrepreneurial approach to any business.
His emphasis when looking for talent has been on a solid combination of hard and soft skills. Martin looks for and attracts leaders for key positions. In his mind, personal and professional growth through ongoing education and team involvement are key. When asked about the #1 criteria that tips the scale in favor of a particular candidate, his answer is attitude. He has hired, assisted and placed many professionals through guidance and recommendations.
When it comes to writing, Martin likes to write about different aspects of the current business environment that help job seekers to succeed. In many ways, his approach is nontraditional, as he recognizes that candidates following a common-sense approach increase their chances to succeed manifold.
Helping others by sharing experiences and asking questions has helped him coach and mentor new and seasoned professionals alike, as he likewise relies on mentors to guide him.
His advice for job seekers is to stop applying for jobs, as he fundamentally believes the sheer number of applicants often leave talent unrecognized. Martin instead proposes to count on the one person each of us knows best. By portraying yourself as who you are and effectively utilizing a solid network and available tools, he believes chances to be approached with interesting opportunities are proven higher.
Martin enjoys seeing people reach their full potential and aspirational goals. He is also a passionate sailor and aims to sail from New York to Australia in the not-so-distant future.
Martin can be reached on LinkedIn for career advice and nonprofit involvements.
What’s in it for me?
‘Hold-on’ you are thinking, where is the catch? Why is this guy offering free advise? Somehow, somewhere he must be looking to make money…’ Sorry to disappoint, but I am not interested in your money. I have (and still am) receiving plenty of coaching, mentoring and support from various folks around the globe. I find it rewarding and encouraging to share life experiences. Therefore, learning from and helping others is something I have been blessed with throughout my career and I offer the same to others.