How to Write a Cover Letter that Works
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
Do you think of your cover letter as a summary of your skills and experiences? If so, you’re making a common mistake. The truth is that your cover letter is a sales letter – much like the ones created by direct marketers and copywriters to sell products and services. Just like those letters, your cover note must be compelling, easy to read, and must convey clearly why you are a perfect fit. (hopefully it goes without sayin...
Get Your References in a Row
by Carl Savino - May, 2014
Your references are an important component of your job search. They are the people who will vouch for your character, skills and experience, and ultimately help you land the job. Usually the employer asks for references when they are seriously considering you for a position. Therefore it’s important to plan ahead, get your ducks in a row and prepare a robust list of current references who can attest to your abilities and exper...
How Savvy Executives Use Twitter to Land Jobs Faster
by Lisa Rangel - May, 2014
Twitter seems to be a “love it” or “hate it” kind of platform. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and expertise. It’s also a gold mine of job opportunities. Using Twitter effectively involves a lot more than just sharing random status updates. Use these tips on how savvy executives use Twitter to land jobs fast...
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...
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