Job Searches: Dealing with the Wrong Kind of Help
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2015
As much as you may wish to keep private your lack of work or your unhappiness with your current job, the people who care about you will notice. In many ways that is a good thing. When they become a part of your job search team, you have more chances of finding someone who needs an employee just like you. But how do you ensure that well-meaning friends and family offer the right kind of help? Here are some frustrating job searc...
Unemployed? 3 Suggestions for a Powerful Executive LinkedIn Profile
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
How to handle your employment status on your LinkedIn profile when you are unemployed is a question many executives ask when they are in between positions. One major issue you may run into is that your status may drop when you do not have a “to present” position listed on your profile. For example, if you have an end date for your last position on your LinkedIn profile and you do not have a current position, your status may...
Long-Term Unemployment Challenges
by Georgia Adamson - Apr, 2015
I’ve had a few clients over the years that have gotten caught up in the Never-Never Land of long-term unemployment, and to say that it’s stressful and disturbing for them is a gross understatement. While I doubt a “magic bullet” exists that will fix the problem effortlessly, I do believe some pointers and potentially hopeful signs can be found to encourage those job seekers. Companies that Discriminate Against Long-Term Un...
Executive Job Search: What Does It Really Take?
by Abby Locke - Apr, 2015
You are energized, excited, positive and motivated – you have finally made up your mind to find a new job and you are off to a great start. Fast forward to 3 months, 6 months and even 18 months later. How do you feel? What is your energy like? Are you still excited about the possibilities. Starting a new job search is like starting a new relationship. It requires us to be open, to be vulnerable, take chances even at the...
How to Keep Going When the Job Search is Getting You Down
by Melody Wilding - Apr, 2015
Looking for a new job is filled with constant emotional highs and lows. Battling the fear of the unknown (will you ever find a job?) is enough to make anyone feel frustrated, anxious, and downright bummed. Job hunting is an intense process that can seriously mess with your mood. For most people, your career is closely linked to your identity, so you may feel like searching for a job is like searching for a piece of yourself...
Salary: 7 Tips To Help You Ask for What You Want
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Mar, 2015
Salary negotiation…it’s right up there with root canals and tax audits in the minds of many. There’s no doubt, it can be challenging to be in the negotiating “hot seat”. In a recent study conducted by PayScale.com, 31,000 people were surveyed about salary negotiation, and over half responded that they had never asked for a raise. The most common reasons given for not negotiating included: feeling “uncomfortable”; and feelin...
What if you Quit your Job and Want to Come Back?
by Stacy Harshman - Mar, 2015
The call I dreaded came. Jim, a long-term employee of 17 years, had just given his notice to quit my organization. His job would be hard to fill because he had an excellent track record and his team loved him. A month later, I received word that Jim expressed interest in coming back. If you find yourself in this unexpected position, below are some questions to consider. 1. Why did you leave?- You left your job for a reason...
Many Interviews, Zero Offers – 5 Ways to Audit Your Interview Performance
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
You might have had a few interviews. But, no offers. That could mean the competition was significantly more qualified than you were. Or that you could improve how you interview. Doing an Executive Interview Audit However, if you’ve had many interviews and zero offers, then it makes common sense to do an audit of what has transpired during past interviews to see what can be modified to improve performance. Just as in acco...
3 Ways to Master the “Why Should We Hire You?” Interview Question
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
Interviewing can be stressful – especially if it’s been awhile since you last did it. You prepare ahead of time by researching the company, the position, the contacts with whom you will interview and the challenges the company may be experiencing. You rehearse answers to expected interview questions outlining your accomplishments and the stories behind them. You are ready to knock them dead for your upcoming executive intervie...
Perfect Your Memory for Names
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Do you remember people's names during and after interviews? Do you recall the names of business associates at large gatherings? Remembering names is an appreciated courtesy you can extend to everyone at work and elsewhere. You’ll gain respect, popularity, and networking skills. You'll advance your career. Try the following: 1. Mental set. Before attending a meeting where you’ll meet new people, mentally prepare yourse...
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