REFERRALS: The New Currency in Job Search
by Louise Garver - May, 2014
It’s common knowledge that about an average of 75-150 executives apply for every job opening. It’s not a surprise that half of the people who apply for a job are not qualified. In the mind of the executive recruiter or hiring manager, a referral is more likely to be a qualified candidate. When it comes to choosing the final five candidates, typically two of those five were referred. In three to five years how many out o...
Email Etiquette Mistakes That Are Costing You The Job Offer: Tips For Emailing During Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2014
Looking for work can itself feel like a full-time job. Gone are the days when one only had to review the classified ads, call for an appointment or simply just drop by the hiring employer and speak to someone about the job (yes, this actually used to happen!). Today there are recruiters, job boards on the Internet, online forums, constant reminders about the importance of networking, and various and sundry other things, a...
13 Ways To Make A Great First Impression
by Michelle Kerrigan - May, 2014
How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes, and easily can be the most intimidating part of any job. People often form first impressions about you and the company you represent within seconds of meeting you. This is why it’s necessary to ensure that you interact well with others to enhance your brand. Developing relationships is the key to developing business, and here are 13 tips to help...
How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To
by Lisa Rangel - May, 2014
If you’re a very experienced professional it may have been a while since the last time you looked for a job. If you were lucky you got swooped up out of college and have been with the same company ever since. Now you’re starting to notice that being employed by the same company for life is a thing of the past. You may have noticed that even executives are changing jobs. You’ve realized that it’s time to move on to bigger...
When Should You Outsource Through Contracting?
by Fereidoon Shahrokh - May, 2014
The current state of the U.S. economy rests in part on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of keeping its funds rate at near zero, which assures short-term interest rates remain low. Such an economic environment reduces the debt service burden of businesses significantly, which is the reason for especially robust business lending. Regardless of the state of the economy, outsourcing has become a strategic component of busin...
How to Work Around HR Gatekeepers
by Lisa Rangel - May, 2014
When dealing with high level positions the barrier of entry for reaching the appropriate contacts is practically iron-clad thanks to gatekeepers. You may also notice that the HR department is of little help in these cases. Use these tips to help work around HR gatekeepers and get in front of important contacts. Leveraging Relationships with Recruiters Recruiters are always on the lookout for the best talent for t...
New Technologies Transform Work and Life
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2014
We coach leaders to cultivate creativity, clarity, focus and trust in a full engagement culture. New Technologies Transform Work and Life New Technologies To be competitive, many companies may find themselves in a Houdini-like twist. How can they respond quickly and nimbly to the ever-changing business environment without getting caught in knots? In today’s data-driven age, the ability to use new technologies to q...
6 Job Search Myths: To Believe or Not to Believe?
by Louise Garver - May, 2014
Executives that are actively in job search mode can be busy juggling the many tasks of daily living and keeping a current employer happy. Sometimes they lag behind in the job search process and wonder why they aren’t moving forward faster. Here’s a few common myths that often derail the success of a job hunt. MYTH 1: “I should get the interview because I’m qualified.” Many well-qualified executives end up in the rejection p...
Not Employed, But Need a Current Position to Show
by Joshua Waldman - May, 2014
On a retina tracking headmap that was released a few years ago, your current position is viewed first, after your picture and headline. That means what you claim to do now defines you and your candidacy. If you are unemployed, it can be difficult overcoming this challenge. What do you put as a current position when you don’t have one? Here’s an unfortunate truth, recruiters tend to favor people who are currently empl...
Two Big Mistakes to Avoid on Your Executive-Level Job Search
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2014
When you are conducting an executive-level job search, competition is fierce, the jobs are few, and the candidates are many. This means taking the time to develop a compelling executive resume and cover letter. You need an executive resume that markets your value to a prospective employer. But it doesn't end there, especially if you get the interview. Here we will review two mistakes you absolutely do not want to make during a...
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