Soft skills help you get the job
by Miriam Salpeter - Dec, 2012
Landing a job requires a lot more than just the right degree, experience or series of technical skills. “Soft” skills, otherwise known as emotional intelligence, may make a difference between an employee who can do the job and one who does it well. Soft skills include: leadership, written and verbal communication, problem solving, motivation, interpersonal skills and creativity. They aren’t usually skills we learn in school (a...
Strategies for Creating a Dynamite LinkedIn® Profile that Pulls, Attracts, and Sells your Candidacy
by Nimish Thakkar - Dec, 2012
LinkedIn® claims to be one of the largest professional networks in the world. With a robust presence in over 200 countries and an estimated 130 million to 200 million members, chances are that your next job or business connection might be just an introduction away. Apart from its sheer size, LinkedIn® offers some great tools to professionals, executives, and businesses. Of the hundreds of recruiters and hiring managers I kn...
The Job Search Triad: 3 Components of a First Impression
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2012
When you are job searching, you want to be prepared from all angles. Once you apply for a job, the microscope zooms in and you must be prepared to be examined. Putting your best foot forward when you are being so closely inspected involves more than presenting an error-free resume and wearing a nice smile. Here are the three pieces that fit together to shape how employers see you. Are you lacking in any of these areas?...
The twelve days of job search
by Hallie Crawford - Dec, 2012
Happy Holidays! Here are 12 tips from our team of career coaches, designed to help you get ready for your job search this holiday season. Focus on one tip a day, and your job search preparation will be a breeze! On the first day of job search my career coach says to me… Make a Career Transition Timeline – How long will you give yourself for your career change? On the second day of job search my career coach says to...
‘Tis The Season For Hiring
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2012
If you’re thinking about suspending your job search because you think the holiday season reduces your chance for success, think again. Many job seekers feel employers are too busy wrapping gifts and wrapping up the year to consider hiring duties in the mix. They couldn’t be more wrong in their thinking, and listed here are a few reasons why this truly is “the most wonderful time of the year” for asking for the gift of a new jo...
3 things that will get you blacklisted with recruiters
by Louise Garver - Dec, 2012
Executives beware! Recruiters are speaking out about what irritates them and what could possibly get you blacklisted. A survey of 1,500 recruiters by Bullhorn, a recruiting software company, recently shared its results: 1. Applying to positions you are clearly not qualified for. 43% of recruiters might blacklist a candidate for continually sending resumes in for dissimilar positions. They will pull an executive’s n...
New Job Market – Are You Prepared?
by Louise Garver - Dec, 2012
As an executive you may have experienced many changes in the job market over the years. Predictions have been formulating for some time now about big changes in careers and the traditional workforce. The experts forecast an exponential growth in the number of self-employed, independent service firms, solopreneuers, and temporary workers by 2020 with 40% or 65 million people who will not work in traditional jobs as we know the...
No College Degree? Job Search Tip
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2012
If you currently lack a college degree and are finding your job search a challenge as a result, you are probably not alone. You might also not find that fact particularly comforting! “Misery loves company” is a well-known saying, but its usefulness in your job search is zero. Knowing you are not alone in a sinking boat won’t improve your odds of surviving, much less thriving. Job Search Tip for Determined Job Seekers I...
Freshen Your Executive Bio
by Kris Plantrich - Dec, 2012
Many executives find their next job with a biography. An executive biography is a different format than a resume. They are generally written in full paragraph form rather than in bullet statements, but an executive bio can make you memorable and can be full of punch if written correctly. An executive bio is more flexible than a resume. You can carry hard copies with you to carry around with you to job interviews, job fairs...
Came in 2nd Again?
by Sherri Edwards - Dec, 2012
How many times have you really knocked yourself out with extensive preparation for an interview or a proposal and learned you came in “Number 2”? It may only have been because the other candidate or company had a desired credential or specific experience you couldn’t match and the employer was forced to choose. Don’t let all your effort go to waste, especially if your research tells you that you really are a great fit for a...
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