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...
Is Your Job Leaving You, or are You Leaving Your Job?
by Rowe Leathers - Jun, 2014
As a career coach, I find that among the most common reasons why a person leaves a job is to find something “better.” My response is typically, “What kind of better?” Salary aside, what are you really looking for? There are a variety of reasons why people leave their jobs, oftentimes feeling that they are ready for bigger and better challenges. Other times, it is because they feel their position is a dead end with no room f...
Do You Have a Personal Philosophy That Drives Your Life and Career?
by Dorothy Montgomery - Jun, 2014
On my desk at work is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. I’ve had a love affair with the Peanuts cartoons, books and greeting cards for a long time now, so you’ll always find Charlie Brown and the Gang around my home and office. Did you know Charles Schultz struggled in his career? This cartoonist had every cartoon he submitted rejected by his high school yearbook staff. Even af...
The Poets, the Nerds, and the Suits
by Anthony Mills - May, 2014
In the ancient world, there were three roles of influence that tended to engage one another… the Prophets, the Priests, and the Kings. These three danced a tenuous dance… at times at great odds with one another, often over accountability matters, and at times in aid of one another. One might say that it was a love / hate relationship… one that at times ended with the Prophets losing their heads to the Kings (and the Priests ke...
Take Flight With a Business-Lyrical Resume
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2014
So many resumes are flat – out of tune and uninspiring compositions. If you've read one "goal-oriented sales producer's" resume, you've read a million. Instead of dampening your writing muse with a plethora of requirements that dull, consider the value of a musically inclined communication. A business-lyrical resume is a metric and results-focused a cappella that breaks out into a chorus from time to time. It should...
Is Your Job Search Strategy Producing The Results You Want?
by Beverly Harvey - May, 2014
A focused job search includes extreme clarity, a concentrated effort, persistence, and out-of-the-box thinking. It also includes a system and methodology including upfront analysis and planning, research and investigation, a due diligence process, organization of multiple concurrent activities, and precise execution. In Bryan Golden’s, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, Dare to Live Without Limits, his March 4,...
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