LinkedIn: Confusion or Conquest? Part 1 of 2
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2014
The ultimate goal of an executive LinkedIn profile is to attract the right people to it, engage them with your content, and generate a call to action. As with any effective marketing tool, it needs continual refinement to keep it up-to-date to improve impact and reach. Typical concerns: Are you struggling with knowing there is more to LinkedIn, but you don’t know how to access it? Have you exhausted the strategi...
What You Need to Know About Working with External Recruiters
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2014
As you advanced your career you may have gotten new job opportunities by dealing with a company’s Human Resources department directly. Now that you’ve reached an executive level, you’re starting to realize that the process may be a bit different. Simply put, you may be running into more agencies and headhunters than ever before. When it comes to higher level positions, companies often times outsource the task to external r...
Is it time to strengthen your professional brand?
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2014
What’s your brand at work? And why does it matter? There’s you, the essential person you are. Obviously related, but not quite the same, is you — the professional who shows up on the job and makes a contribution. And then there’s your professional brand. Originally a “brand” referred to a word or symbol indicating the owner or producer of a product. Ranchers used hot irons to brand cattle. And bac...
6 Tips for Success When Working with Career Coach
by Ford R. Myers - Feb, 2014
People who are seriously considering engaging the services of a professional coach or consultant usually ask many questions about “what the advisor will or should do” in order to make the coaching relationship work for the client. This is certainly reasonable and understandable. However, there are also several “prerequisites” or standards that the client must meet for the engagement to be successful. Unfortunately, these c...
How to Bring up Work Flexibility in a Job Interview
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2014
The first question to address on this topic is—should you bring up work flexibility in an initial job interview? And in general, the answer is no. Here’s the thing. Hiring managers want to believe that you’re a candidate who is enthusiastic about the job and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. They don’t know you from Adam, so immediately broaching the perfectly legitimate question of flexible hours and benefits ma...
Job Search: Say Yes to the Best by Keeping Your Career Goals Clear and Close
by Kris Plantrich - Feb, 2014
Knowing your career goals and staying focused on those goals during your job search is vital to achieving long-term career success and that you say yes to the best job for you. A client I have been working with (we’ll call him Greg) was excited to start a recent coaching call. He had been approached by a recruiter interested in him for a VP Sales and Marketing job for an international retail organization. The company is ta...
Target your job search & get results!
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Feb, 2014
Are you in a job search? What jobs are you targeting? If you say any of the following, you need to gain more clarity: 1) I'm open. I'll take anything. 2) I don't care what industry I work in. 3) I don't want to limit myself. A lot of job seekers worry when asked, "What positions and industries are you targeting? They're afraid that if they are too specific they will limit their opportunities. Actually, the opposite hap...
Avoid LinkedIn Goofs
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2014
As you probably know, LinkedIn keeps changing–sometimes it seems as if that happens every time you turn around. However, that’s no excuse for letting yourself get so far behind the curve that your profile brands you as hopelessly out of touch. 10 Amateurish LinkedIn Blunders According to a Forbes.com article by personal branding guru William Arruda, there are “10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like an Amateur.” T...
How to Use LinkedIn Groups
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2014
When it comes to networking on LinkedIn professionals have to do way more than just setting up a profile. Users must engage with each other, share content, and take action in order to get the most out of this social media platform. Fortunately, LinkedIn groups let you do all of that and more. According to the LinkedIn website, these groups are like online forums where professionals in the same industry (or with similar int...
1 Cover Letter Secret That Will Guarantee You Interviews
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2014
Is there a cover letter secret that can guarantee you will get interviews whenever you use it? I know of one magical key you can incorporate into your cover letter that can increase your chances of getting interviews by 50%. Would you like me to share it? Of course you would! So here you go: ASKING FOR THE INTERVIEW Seems like asking for the interview would be common sense, but how many job seekers actually ask for th...
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