Are You the Office Martyr?
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
Each workplace has its “types”: …the tuna-fish-for-lunch-every-day guy …the slacker who slides by doing the least possible amount of work …the overachiever who inflates and publicizes her every success Each office likely also has its martyr—the person who’s the first one in each morning, the last one to leave at night, and constantly complaining about the amount of work they have while saying “Oh, I’ll manage…some...
Recruiting Etiquette Every Executive Job Seeker Should Know
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2015
When working with recruiters, following business protocol standards isn’t enough. A few tips: 1. Being responsive to a recruiter’s requests is very important. Speed is one of the most critical factors when working with a recruiting firm, especially contingency recruiters. If a recruiter is trying to reach you to discuss an opportunity, they will want to talk to you right away and will likely move on to someone else if you...
3 Ways to Make 2015 Great for Your Executive Career
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
Although you can decide to make a turning point in your career any day of the year, January presents a good opportunity for us to create a new direction. Perhaps it’s because January seems like an extremely optimistic time. Or maybe it’s because we want to jump on New Year’s Resolutions. Whatever the case may be, there’s no time like January to plan your best year ever. Reconnect with people. In the January 2015...
“Help, I have 4 job offers!” Evaluating offers & Career Decision Making
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
True story of how one of my students hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my MBA students called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding offers” and the deadli...
Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2015
In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term "unique value proposition" (or "unique selling point") when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own uniq...
Google - Who's Googling you during your Job Search?
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
*Frustrated with your online job search? *Ever wonder what recruiters are searching for when they Google your name? *What does your online image and personal brand say about you? The main, Social Media sites are: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. They're often referred to as "The Big 3. "Job seekers routinely Google companies and interviewers prior to an interview. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that employe...
Have a speech coming up? Want to sharpen your style?
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Finding more opportunities to make presentations can bring new energy to your career. Public speaking allows you to stand out, show what you know, and connect with a wider group of people. The more talks you give, the more you build your confidence and polish your style. And the prospect of presenting helps you identify what's important and work harder to know your stuff. I often encourage clients to raise their profiles b...
Simple Resume Customizing Strategies
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering why you’re not getting positive results after you send out lots of resumes? If the resumes have been all exactly the same, you may just be spinning your wheels. In today’s world of information overload, where employers are sometimes inundated with resumes from Internet, mobile and other sources, customizing is key. Each employer wants to reserve meeting time for those candidates who are already perceived...
Why Technical People Need Nontechnical Skills on Their Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2015
Having worked for many years as a senior chemical engineer and computer simulation applications engineer, with a degree from MIT, I know employers want potential hires with advanced technical skills and a demonstrated ability to increase those skills. However, employers today are not only interested in technical skills; they are also interested in “soft” or nontechnical skills such as: Ability to communicate clearly and at...
How To Qualify and Apply Free Job Search Advice To Your Situation
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
There is a lot of job search advice online. Unfortunately, not all of it is created equal. In fact, if you don’t learn how to qualify job search advice you find online you could be shooting yourself in the foot. Of course, this doesn’t mean that all job search advice online is bad. Chances are whoever wrote it had good intentions. This just means you need to look for a few things to make sure it applies to your specific sit...
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