Career Makeover Strategy: How to Find the Right Professional Mentor
by Tai Goodwin - Aug, 2012
Having a mentor can make it much easier to be successful in work or in life. Knowing how to pick out a mentor can help you make the most of that helpful relationship. Here are some important qualities to look for in an advisor, and a step-by-step guide to finding the right one for you. Traits to Look for In a Mentor: 1. Focus on integrity. Look for someone whom you consider to be a wise role model. You want an adviso...
Executive Coach Tip: Expand and Nurture Your Internal Network
by Andy Robinson - Aug, 2012
As you move UPWARD in your organization, it will become more and more important that you understand, appreciate and take into consideration the goals, challenges and activities of other departments and other functional areas in your organization. In the end, they're ALL connected to each other; they all share common goals from a big picture standpoint; and .... they are all interdepent -- dependent upon one another. So .....
Global Networking Insights for the Executive Job Seeker
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2012
Are you working in a foreign country and looking for a position that will enable you to return to your country of origin? Are you overwhelmed? Are you working long hours or struggling with language barriers? Paralyzed at the thought of starting a new network? Working and living in a foreign country can be challenging. Most executive job seekers don’t find networking as easy as people think. Executives run multi-million dol...
Two Strategies for Combating Ageism on Your LinkedIn Profile Photo
by Joshua Waldman - Aug, 2012
Speaking at the Engineering Symposium in Portland a few years ago, I had two conversations back to back that were exactly the same. Now, I wasn’t surprised, when speaking to a group of 100 engineers, that ALL of them were much smarter than I am. I also wasn’t surprised to see many baby-boomers in the audience. So the conversations I had after my presentation were expected. Each person who came up to me afterward expres...
Organizing Your Executive Job Seeking Network
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
It’s no secret that networking is one of the most critical aspects of executive job seeking. While the standard approach to securing a job—sending in an application, cover letter, and resume—does work, a large percentage of executives find their positions through networking connections. The best way to ensure you get the most out of your networking experience is to keep close tabs on your current networking buddies, along...
Painless ways to control your online reputation
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2012
Many job-seekers underestimate how important it is to have an online presence—a digital footprint to help convince potential hiring managers that they are right for the job. There is no question a person's online reputation makes a big difference for job-search success. But ironically, the worst outcome of having a recruiter search for you on the Web would be if he or she found nothing at all. In a digital age, having noth...
Utilizing your networking connections pays off!
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2012
I am very excited that my career coaching client, Justin, recently landed a job interview. He has a background in financial services, moved to Atlanta over a year ago from Boston to get a fresh start on his life and career. He’s looking to transition into a completely new industry, lobbying, politics and public relations. This interview was for a position in that field. Because this is a new field for him, it’s especially exci...
Executives: Rebuild your network BEFORE you need it
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2012
When executives land a new job and are out of the job search cycle, often they drop the active networking that helped get them that new job. While LinkedIn, Facebook and other business networks offer some ongoing online connections, they don’t provide the personal touch that is necessary to maintain a network. You never know when you will need to reach out to those connections again. Often people feel awkward reconnecting...
The New LinkedIn Profile Improvement Tool
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2012
On LinkedIn profiles, 100% isn’t complete anymore. With several new sections added, just filling out your basics is no longer good enough. LinkedIn has recently rolled out the new Improve Your Profile Tool, which takes its users beyond the well-known profile elements to have a much richer display of professional information. Of the new sections to your profile, pay particular attention to these four: Skills Certifica...
Don’t just network – Network strategically
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2012
Now that I have started working with a marketing consultant I realize that networking requires more of a strategy and more thought than I ever knew. My career coaching client Kelly is a great example. She recently made a list of networking contacts to build her new business in home renovation. We came up with this basic strategy to help her create a structure for her networking efforts and not have them be haphazard. Once...
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