Treat All Candidates as Passive to Increase Your Quality of Hire
by Lou Adler - Jun, 2011
There’s an old adage that you should treat candidates as customers. Somehow this has been forgotten in the current era of high unemployment and slow job growth. I’m going to reframe this idea and suggest that if you want to hire the best people possible, treat everyone as if they were a passive candidate. This is vital for candidates who are actually passive candidates. More important, treating everyone with the respect they d...
Twitter and Your Job Search
by Randy Wooden - Jun, 2011
Twitter is gaining ground as a job hunting resource. Read entire article here. Most of my clients recognize LinkedIn as their chief online professional networking resource. It also lists a number of jobs. But most people haven’t awakened to the value of Twitter as a means of identifying positions within targeted companies. I think too many people believe Twitter to be just another online time-eater… something filled w...
Emotions’ Role in Business - The Business Case for Positivity
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jun, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a mid-sized company. We discussed the benefit of positive emotions in the workplace. My executive coaching client and I further discussed how positive emotions work to drive results. I am coaching my client on how company leaders can change the way people think and act to create a more positive culture and achieve bette...
Positivity at Work
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jun, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a mid-sized company. We discussed how to develop a positive mindset. My executive coaching client and I further discussed creating a culture of positivity can help the company’s sales force seal more deals. I am coaching my client on how company leaders can change the way people think and act to create a more positive c...
10 Resume Writing Tips to Get You Started
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2011
At some point, you may want or need the help of a professional resume writer, but if you haven't reached that point yet, here are some resume writing tips to begin the process for yourself: • Tip #1: Identify the employer's key needs and focus on how you can meet them! • Tip #2: Know what your career value is and emphasize the strongest points. • Tip #3: Never lie and don’t exaggerate. It will come back to haunt...
Brand Story in a Social Media World
by Walter Akana - Jun, 2011
At the invitation of Sarah Behunek, Director of Alumni Relations, I had the privilege of doing a video shoot, with Tonya Riggs Clement, for the University of Colorado Leeds Business School. In case you don't know who she is, Tonya is one of the Everest Peace Climbers. In fact, she’s the twentieth American woman to scale Everest, and the fifth of just nine American women to have reached the top via the treacherous North Rid...
Doing What’s “In You” | An Interview with Steven Leibensperger
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2011
I met Steven Leibensperger at an edgy little coffee house to give him a sell job. The executive director of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and I, as president, were hoping we could convince him to join the board. He would be the only working artist and the youngest member by a lot. He gave us a “yes” and a lot more. Now I know why. DL: Did you always want to be an artist? SL: It’s hard to say. I just know that when I...
It's All in the Follow Up: What to Do After a Networking Meeting
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
After a networking meeting, it's important to follow up with a thank you letter. Start out by thanking the individual with whom you met. State the specific advice and leads you were given. Say you will keep in touch and do keep in touch! Add the individual to your contact management system. Follow up with your network every month with an update on your search, pass along an article or other piece of information the indivi...
Job Search: Create your brand
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2011
In your job search, you have to know your brand. On a recent group career coaching call my clients, Herman and James, were talking about this. What’s the difference between your brand and your elevator pitch? They’re very similar but there is a difference. Here’s the deal, your elevator pitch is: A statement about who you are The value you bring to a prospective employer What you’re looking for (a job, networkin...
Mistaken for a lower-level job hunter? Try these 3 executive resume writing tips
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jun, 2011
Applying to jobs at your level – but being told that you don’t qualify, based on your resume? This is a common problem that I’ve seen among leaders at all rungs of the career ladder, with stories of IT Directors being mistaken for programmers, Sales Vice Presidents who appear to be individual reps, and so on. If you’ve experienced this issue in your job search, you’re not alone by a long shot. Many self-written leade...
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