Jorgen takes our 60 second interview
Q - How long have you been in the industry, and what is your current job title ?
A - I have worked in social media for the last 3 years, before that I was a director for a technology recruitment company based in London for 7 years. My current job title is very long: Social media trainer and consultant for recruitment and HR. I've learned that it's good to be specific, there are plenty of social media 'experts' out there nowadays.
Q - Do you have a mentor and if so who ?
A - I have a very strong network of people around me who I can rely on for guidance and ideas. I don't have one specific mentor and never really did. Like to think that I mentor a few people around me on an informal basis.
Q - Are you by nature a pessimist or optimist ?
A - The glass is always half full. 'Of poison'. (Woody Allen).
I think I'm an optimist and usually hope for the best but make sure I have a backup plan.
Q - What leaders do you admire ?
A - I like history and admire Winston Churchill. Not only did he win the war against Nazi-Germany and came out with some cracking lines, but he also wrote more books than most people have read, and got the Nobel Prize for literature.
Q - What's the biggest lesson you have learned in your career to date ?
A - That meetings are a complete waste of time. As Tim Ferriss says, avoid meetings at all cost and you'll have a great career. And don't get me started on internal emails...
Q - What's your favourite business quotation or life motto ?
A - 'Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life'. - Confucius
Q - What's the best business book you've ever read ?
A - A book I finished recently is The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton, an interesting book which looks at the role of work for human well-being and purpose.
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