You begin your day before dawn and head off to work, picking up McBreakfast on the way to the office—staggering home 10-12 hours later with more reports to review.
When on vacation, you spend most of your time checking emails and returning phone calls—handling one situation after another.
You don’t quite remember the last time you and your family had dinner together due to your frequent travel schedu...
The key to achieving your career goals rests first in knowing that you are a valuable person with a unique combination of skills and talents to offer the world, and then implementing a plan of action to identify and capitalize on that talent.
The following stories are based on real-life, job search problems and their solutions.
Each person overcame their roadblocks and used talent, perseverance and a plan to reach the...
Benefits of Conducting a Career Audit
In the last months of the year, many individuals start thinking about the New Year and go about setting their career goals — what they want to accomplish personally and professionally.
But how is your career doing today, months before the end of the year?
When was the last time you took a serious look at your career direction?
Where are you now?
Where do you want to...
A recruiter’s success is based on finding the “right talent” to help client companies hire the best person.
An ERE survey conducted earlier this year noted that the main concerns companies struggle with most are the quality of candidates and the speed at which they can hire their top candidate.
There are a few reasons for working with a third-party recruiter, notes Liz Ryan, a columnist for Forbes.co...
“I am writing in response to your ad for a Vice President of Finance.”
“In response to your recent online ad for a Treasurer, please find my resume.”
“I am looking for an opportunity with your company as a Financial Analyst.”
“My enclosed resume indicates that my background as a Controller matches your ad requirements.”
What do all of the above opening statements on a...
There are some tough interview questions “floating out there” for today’s executives and managers. As if your job isn’t tough enough, you now have to worry about these additional obstacles that can sometimes challenge even the most seasoned interviewer; e.g. “How long are you willing to fail, before you X”?
Answering tough interview questions like these are something you will need to p...
Do you think that sometimes you are getting mixed messages from a recruiter or potential employer?
Well, you may be right!
What’s not being said to spare your feelings or avoid a direct answer?
Here are 3 Examples of What Recruiters & Employers Really Mean — Help For Jobseekers Who Aren’t “Mind Readers”
“We’re still interviewing other candidates.”
When they are...
Your resume makes a positive first impression, or else you’re toast. This isn’t news to you — Right?
But, who wants to participate in a job search that trucks on longer than necessary? You are forced to research and apply to even more jobs. Yuk!
And then, here comes the fun part: Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Unfortunately, companies do such a terrible job of providing candidates with resume feedback and s...
Even executive job seekers do not escape the reality that applicant tracking systems (ATS) are used by companies and recruiters for all levels of potential candidates. Because of their efficiency to track keywords and phrases, these ATS systems have an influence in the hiring process that is not likely to go away in the near future.
Resume format is very important – ATS systems tend to grab information in predicta...
Let’s play Celebrity Name Game!
Are you familiar with Celebrity Name Game?
Craig Ferguson hosts it.
It’s kind of like “Name That Tune,” but for people, not for music.
Here’s how it works. I’m going to describe a person based on their personal brand, and I want you to identify who I’m talking about!
Current Leader of the Free World. Incumbent President of the Uni...