Job Interviews: Don't Just Tell – Sell!
by Thea Kelley - May, 2014
Many job seekers miss the boat in job interviews, because they forget that the purpose of answering every question is to market themselves for the job. You never forget that, right? You'd be amazed how many questions you may answering is a less-than-strategic way. Most job seekers, at least occasionally, answer interview questions as if they were filling in a form: providing information by rote. Let's look at an exam...
Making a Downward Shift from High-Ranking Executive
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2014
While career trajectories are almost always pointed upward, there can come a time, especially near the end of a long career, where life in the boss's seat just isn't where you want to be anymore. Maybe you miss interacting more directly with everyone, or perhaps you just want to take the weight of the business off of your shoulders and enjoy a nice career change before you retire. Whatever your reasons, you will still find tha...
Self-Care Is Self-Aware
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2014
When the subject of self-care comes up, it’s common to hear the airline safety analogy about putting the oxygen mask on yourself first come up in the same conversation – and with good reason. Many women today are being pulled in a multitude of directions – taking care of family, managing the household, and possibly caring for aging parents, all while maintaining a job/career – and they’re not even aware that they’re leaving t...
5 Things High Performers Do to Drive Better Result
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2014
Were you born to succeed? Not necessarily. As it turns out, even if you’re mid-career and feel you’ve never shined in school or work, you can completely transform your ability to contribute. I recently had the opportunity to meet David Sturt, author of the book Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love. As he describes in his piece for Forbes, last year Sturt’s firm the O.C. Tanner Institute conducted a fascinating s...
Don’t Accept a Job Offer Before Asking Yourself These 9 Questions!
by Louise Garver - May, 2014
It may have been a long road for you to get to this point in the job search process – the offer! Even if the time you invested in job search was short, you are more than likely ready to get settled into a new job. But, before you make that all-important decision have you asked yourself… 1. Will this job help me reach my short- or long-term career goals? Be honest—is this job to help you bridge a gap in positions (pay the b...
Get The Job Offer: 7 Action Steps To Take After The Interview
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2014
You did it! You landed the interview for the job of your dreams! Okay, maybe it “just a job”, but it was important enough for you to suit up and show up, right? So you clearly have some interest in getting it. Now that the interview is over, what’s next? Do you follow up? How soon? And how? In order to get the job offer, there are some important steps to take after the interview. They may not all be necessarily...
How To Get The Job As An Outsider
by Lisa Rangel - May, 2014
It’s no secret that executive level positions are often times given to internal employees. They’ve been with the company a while, they know how it works and the company already feels comfortable with them. This can present some unique obstacles to an outsider trying to get in. However, it’s not impossible to make a move to an executive level position in another company. All it requires is learning how to leverage the obsta...
How to Follow Up After an Interview
by Barbara Safani - May, 2014
You felt the interview went well. The hiring manager gave you the impression the company wants to fill the position quickly. But you’re still waiting for a response and you are starting to get quite anxious. How long should you wait before following up on an interview, and when you do follow up, what should you say? How can you follow up strategically and intelligently? Here are a few suggestions. 1. During the inte...
Radical Career Changes – Where Do You Begin?
by Mindy Thomas - May, 2014
It seems like everywhere you look, people are thinking and talking about making career changes. They’re unfulfilled in their job or don’t get along with either their boss or their toxic co-workers. Or, even worse, the company leadership is so darn weak or even non-existent that they are going nowhere in their careers. What does it take to make a radical career change today and how do you begin what may seem like a daunting pro...
The Art of Career Fair Follow Up
by Courtney Bousquet - May, 2014
You’ve dressed to impress, schmoozed with recruiters, and acquired some great leads after attending a career fair, now what? The answer is simple: follow up, follow up, follow up! Your work doesn’t stop just because the event has ended; in fact it’s just beginning. Follow these three simple tips to make the most of your career fair connections. 1. Review your notes. Review any notes you took during the fair, and be sure to...
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