What Red Flags Are In Your Career History And How Do You Manage Them?
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2014
Even executives are not above a few glitches in their career. These five things are challenges you may have encountered during your career. Recruiters can sometimes form biased opinions based on these issues. Here are some helpful tips to overcome the recruiter seeing “red flags.” Short-term jobs. Employers question executives who move around a little too often. Their concerns are whether you don’t know how to identify the...
4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job. Achievements are those thi...
How to Bounce Back from Getting Laid Off or Fired
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2014
Let’s face it—today’s business world is fickle. Just think of your smart phone as an example: the minute you fall in love with it, it’s altered completely or off the market. That’s how fast things change. So it can go with your career. Through no fault of your own, you can find yourself on the job hunt again. You cannot control what happens to you in this world of change. The only thing you can control is you—yo...
Is Your Job Hopping Habit a Recipe for Disaster?
by Adrienne Erin - Jun, 2014
The bad job – we’ve all been there. It might have been our own fault for not finding out enough about the position before we accepted it, or the job may have been misrepresented. Sometimes, it just turns out that we aren’t “clicking” with the job we thought would be perfect. There are almost always a half dozen reasons to quit any given job you have. However, if you’re the type of person who quits every job, all the time, y...
5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving o...
Considering An Industry Change?
by Beverly Harvey - Jun, 2014
Whether you’re a one-industry career veteran whose industry recently succumbed to unfavorable economic conditions, or an executive who wants to or needs to change industries, there is a great deal of due diligence required for a successful transition. In our current economic environment where most employers are unwilling to take chances, executive candidates must have a thorough understanding of the industry they are pursu...
Why Your Job Search Needs Social Media
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2014
If you’re not using social media as part of your job search, you’re missing the boat. It’s so common now that if you don’t have a social media profile, you have no chance of successfully penetrating the hidden job market. Especially among the younger set, social media is being used as a means to network with people who could help them connect with desirable employers. LinkedIn Even if you’re highly resistant to using soc...
24 Executive Recruiter Tips for Job Seekers
by Jean Cummings - Jun, 2014
At a recent ACPI-NE event, executive recruiters spoke on what they are looking for in job seekers. Attendees had a chance to ask questions afterwards. The opinions below are those of the particular recruiters at the roundtable and should not necessarily be viewed as cast in stone. But, overall, this snapshot of the mindset of these particular recruiters can be generalized to how most recruiters think. 1. Recruiters spend a l...
Hidden Job Market – So Secret You Can’t Find It?
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2014
The hidden job market is often described as the jobs that aren’t publicly announced or viewable on a company’s website or listed in other common areas where job opportunities exist. Some experts proclaim that this hidden job market constitutes up to 80% of the available jobs. So how do executives tap into this vast pool of opportunities? Network & Timing. Before a job goes “public” there can be 20 or more people in differen...
Five Words That Scare College Students
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2014
When students graduate from college, they expect to begin a new job, one that will launch their careers and get them started in life. They will have worked their way through college and reached the senior year with the expectation that they are prepared to conduct their senior year job search, will take a few interviews and will receive one or more job offers. Unfortunately, things don't always go the way we all would like t...
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