What are you NOT telling a future employer that could be damaging to you?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
This may seem obvious, but it bears repeating – honesty is the best policy. The executive job search process is difficult enough – you don’t want to get inches away from an offer, only to miss out on the role of a lifetime. Below are some of the factors you should consider when deciding what should and shouldn’t be disclosed to a potential employer. Negative Behavior or Debt Show Up During a Background Check Most employm...
Transition Resumes: Consultant to Employee
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
Many individuals who lost their jobs during the Great Recession became self-employed consultants in their field, performing the same work for companies but without the benefits of full-time employment. Some of those individuals smoothly transitioned from consultant to full-time employee as the economy improved. If you are experiencing difficulty in that transition, here are three questions to ask yourself: Do I really want...
4 Ways to Make Your Resume Mobile Friendly
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
One of the job hunting trends we’re seeing in 2015 is the rise of mobile recruiting. While moving in the direction of mobile has been going on for some time, a 2014 LinkedIn report suggests that because candidates have become so keen on looking for jobs on their phones that companies are starting to put forth more effort in their mobile recruiting efforts. What does this mean for you? The bad news is if you aren’t already u...
Have You Audited Your Culture Lately?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
In a recent session at SilkRoad Connections, Ulthera’s Stacie Madden placed the onus for cultural assessment on HR representatives. Fortunately, auditing your culture does not have to be an overly complex or expensive proposition. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument is a valid method to examine organizational culture and the desire for change. University of Michigan business school professors Robert Quinn a...
Three Simple Ways to Show Gratitude
by Valerie Sokolosky - Feb, 2015
Bill (name is changed) held his semi-annual leadership conference last month, hosting the event for several hundred people in his division. I watched him show his gratitude in several ways. At dinner he gave an eloquent toast recognizing his team for their hard work. He mentioned being grateful to lead the team and be a part of an organization that believes growth of people is reflected in growth of the business. He talked wit...
Beat Your Competition With These 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
A recent poll from Right Management reveals that only about 5% of employees today intend to stay in their current positions until the end of 2015 and that 80% of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a job or are open to offers. While this data applies to the job search market as a whole and not specifically to the executive sector, it still can have a huge impact on your job search strategies and success. You can loo...
3 Major Negotiation Mistakes You’re Probably Making (And How To Avoid Them)
by Melody Wilding - Feb, 2015
Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. Most of the mistakes women make in negotiation take place long before they even enter the co...
Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Feb, 2015
With an uptick in job opportunities, employees are becoming more optimistic. As a result, those who have been hunkered down, awaiting the economic storm to pass are resurfacing now, and if they don't like what they see, they are on the hunt for better opportunities. Are you one of these employees? 1. You Are Tired of Being Frenetic. If your culture feeds off of drama spurred by poor or last-minute decision-making, little or...
3 Ways to Use the “Alumni Connection” On LinkedIn
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It is often said that in order to advance in your career it’s not really what you know but rather who you know. One such case in which this adage is true is when you leverage your alma mater’s alumni network to find a job. Let’s face it, people do have a tendency to help out fellow alumni if they can. It’s a point of pride for many and a great way for them to give back to their alma mater. If you were in a position to help...
Feeling workplace blues? Try 7 tips from Kerry Hannon for making work fun again
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2015
Author Kerry Hannon has written two books and countless articles about following your heart to find the work you love. In the last few years Hannon has traveled across the country, interviewing folks who have reinvented their work lives and speaking frequently about how to navigate career transitions. Hannon says that many people love the dream of starting over with a different kind of career. But the truth is that often a...
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