Are Writing Mechanics Making or Breaking Your Executive Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
There are so many essentials to consider when writing an executive resume that sometimes it can be easy to overlook critical elements of the writing process. One often overlooked element is writing mechanics. Paying attention to writing mechanics can include making sure your sentences are correctly structured, words are not misspelled, word choice is correct, and the document does not contain any obvious grammatical errors...
Is it suspicious not to have an online profile?
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
You value your privacy and are not one to jump on the social media bandwagon, so when someone Googles your name, they’ll find a White page’s listing and a link to Ancestry.com. You’re okay with that, but what does it mean for your job search? Is it true that if someone can’t find you among the 955 million monthly active users on Facebook that they should worry there might be something wrong with you? In our connected cultu...
Ready for a raise? Tips to finding career fulfillment
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2012
was honored to be featured in this recent WSJ article about asking for a raise, So, You Want a Raise… Being interviewed for this article made me think of some other pieces of advice I wanted to share with you to bring you fulfillment in your career. Here are some tips to help you get the raise that you deserve: 1) You should keep what I call a “running resume”. Keep track of your accomplishments throughout the year on a te...
What to put on your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today’s job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this means a human is not likely to see your resume unless you pass the initial, computerized scan. If you do not identify key w...
A powerful secret to career success
by Kim Meninger - Sep, 2012
After many years, I finally had an opportunity to read Carly Fiorina’s (former Chairman & CEO of Hewlett-Packard) book, Tough Choices. One of the things that really resonated with me was her approach to each new role, initiative, or challenge that she encountered. Before rolling up her sleeves and diving in, she took the time to ask lots of questions. She made an effort to understand as much as she could from as many people as...
The No Fear Career
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Aug, 2012
3 steps to having a mission-driven career and the courage to attract greater recognition and more satisfaction None of us have a crystal ball that can predict all the chaos that can happen in any given day. In fact, trying to foresee or control the future is pointless. With technology advancing every minute, buying habits changing on a dime, and employers continuing to operate from fear, things have never been more unce...
How to Find a Job By Building Relationships
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough, but there are opportunities if you know where to look. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable job search resource. Networking may sound intimidating, but it can be rewarding and fun, even...
USING YOUR WHINE FACTOR
by Nan S. Russell - Aug, 2012
Brian's work was exceptional. Still, as his boss, I rarely offered him additional responsibilities, never thought of promoting him, or selecting him for a critical project. Why? His whine factor got in the way. He was quick to complain to anyone who'd listen how much work was on his plate, or how hard or how late he worked. His whine factor was a protective shield that insured he didn't get more work to do. However, it also...
4 Tips for Making Your Resume A Perfect Match for Any Opening
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2012
When a hiring manager reviews your resume you want them to say, “Wow! That person sounds like the perfect fit for the job!” And then, of course, they call you for the interview! So how do you create a resume that communicates that you’re exactly what they’re looking for in a new employee? Below are four tips for creating a perfect-match resume. Customization is critical Remember, you always want to tweak your resume wh...
5 Tips to working with Executive Recruiters
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2012
Are you harboring the love-hate relationship that many executives experience with recruiters? You love them when they call you about a job opportunity they are working on. And not so happy when they don’t return your calls or emails; seem aloof and uncaring. The thing to keep in mind is they are major players in the career services industry and with most major companies, they are an integral part of the hiring process. Her...
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