Top 10 Executive Resume Trends For 2014
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2014
Gearing up for your 2014 executive job search? One of your first tasks is probably polishing your resume… but oh, how the times have changed. The new reality in executive job hunting demands not only a powerful marketing package for your skills, but also a keen awareness of social media, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), recruiter preferences, and cutting-edge personal branding. Take stock of these 10 trends desti...
What is a Headhunter? And What’s the Difference Between a Headhunter, a Recruiter and a Sourcer?
by Teena Rose - Jan, 2014
Before we even discuss how to find and work with a headhunter, an understanding needs to be reached about who exactly this person is and what role he or she plays in the greater landscape of the employment world. Some distinguishment also needs to be made between a headhunter and a recruiter, two roles that are oftentimes mistaken as the same. So, what is a headhunter and what do they do? Well, the common definition is...
High Tech Executive Job Search: Getting Back in the Game
by Paul Freiberger - Jan, 2014
The technology sector has been battered for the past few years. On a national scale, the American technology sector lost 245,600 jobs in 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Losses have hit each segment of the industry, but a closer look at the numbers reveals a great deal of localized inconsistency. For example, some states, including Massachusetts, Washington, Texas and California, did well even in mid...
The New Reality Of The Adult Student
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Jan, 2014
With fewer opportunities for advancement, 60% of Americans are considering going back to school. Should you? Last week during my monthly touch-up, my hairstylist announced that he was going back to school. George was excited about transferring his talent for making people beautiful into a new career as a plastic surgeon. His plan is to work his way through school over the next seven years. I was completely inspired by Georg...
The 14 Top Tips To Land a New Job in 2014
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
2014 will be the Year of the Employee. As the economy recovers, more employees will move on to new and better opportunities. It may be the time for you to land a job you want. Tip #1 – Face facts. Job search distractions include stress and anger for the mid-career unemployed. But, it is time to move on. Make a plan, keep it focused, and go to “work” every day to land a job. If you are looking for something new, pl...
How Do You Reapply for a Job After Being Rejected?
by Lisa Rangel - Dec, 2013
You found a great job you thought would be a perfect fit, but your application received either radio silence or one of those dreaded “We’re sorry, but you’re not a fit for us at this time” form letters. Think that’s the end of the road for you? Think again. While a rejection can be discouraging, it doesn’t necessarily signal a dead end for your job search. It could benefit you to reapply to the company, even after you’ve recei...
Secrets from Great Networkers
by Marshall Brown - Dec, 2013
We all know that to succeed in business, one must have (and use) a network. We work hard to create a web of like-minded individuals that support us, defend us, and are there when we need a favor. Likewise, as we create and nurture these relationships, we need to be prepared to offer the same in return. Unfortunately, making contacts and turning business cards into a dependable rolodex of steadfast colleagues is easier said tha...
10 Little Things That Make A Big Difference To Hiring Managers
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Dec, 2013
As a former hiring manager in several consulting firms, I often wondered if candidates were cognizant of the impression they made on employers. Even small things, such as the frown displayed by an applicant upon arriving at an interview, or the worn-out jeans on an applicant in a roomful of suits, gave me pause as I worked to screen candidates. Ironically, many of the issues I spotted were easily fixed by taking care...
How Do I Pick My Major If I don't Know What I Want To Be (When I Grow up)?
by Rob Taub - Dec, 2013
Start with the end in mind. As with writing a speech, you determine what your objective is and what it is you hope to instill in your audience and only THEN do you begin to write your speech, make sense? Same with the job search and too, picking a major, internships, related clubs and activities, and more: You begin with the end in mind. Every step you take, even in the moment, is another step on a path that will lead to o...
Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2013
Unbridled stress and angst can exacerbate today’s job search. The economy is uncertain, bad attitudes are ablaze and the competition is fiercer than ever. No wonder job seekers struggle with maintaining poise, hope and focus. With that said, targeted, positive and actionable behaviors are what create the perfect storm for meaningful outcomes in today’s job hunt. Avoidable job search behaviors abound. We’ve unearthed six m...
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