Countless times, I’ve heard clients say to me “It’s just a phone interview.” Just a phone interview! Like it’s no big deal. Well it is a big deal, because if you don’t make it through what’s also known as the phone screen, you don’t get the face to face interview, which means you also don’t get the job.
You’ve gone the distance, made it through multiple rounds of interviews, met with peer level executives, perhaps people who will be reporting to you and, depending on your level in the organization, sat down with some board members. This is the time where the rubber meets the road … the negotiation.
Read the full post “Leaving Money on the Table? 5 Negotiating Tips to Ensure You Don’t” - http://tinyurl.com/bl7r643 via The Career Coach Blog
I recently read a Wall Street Journal Blog, Want to Be CEO? What’s Your BMI? The blog cites new research suggesting “that a few extra pounds or a slightly larger waistline affects an executive’s perceived leadership ability as well as stamina on the job.” Which begs the question, if your body-mass-index is having an impact on your perceived ability when you already hold the position, what kind of impact is it having when you’re looking to make a move?
Read the full post “Does BMI Trump IQ and ROI in an Executive Job Search? It Can.” - http://bit.ly/WbAHtm via The Career Coach Blog
This begs the question of how you received the interest of the potential employer in the first place. Might it have been a resume? I certainly agree that a LinkedIn profile and online Web Portfolio can complement the traditional resume, but you’ll still need to tell a compelling story about your experience and expertise in the content of those online tools, especially at the executive and upper professional levels. How many executives are spending hours on social media, generating a following through entertaining tweets. And if they are, would your really want them running your operations?
Read the full post “Resumes the Way of the Dinosaur? Not in this Century!” - http://bit.ly/SnJklJ via The Career Coach Blog
Among the most common New Year’s resolutions, besides losing weight, getting into shape and spending less money is finding a new job. This is true for both employed as well as those currently unemployed. In fact, according to a survey of 2,250 U.S. adults conducted by Glassdoor, one in three employees plan to look for a new job in 2013.
Read the full post “New Year, New Job: 3 Steps to Achieve Your Resolution” - http://bit.ly/Vzj7wN via The Career Coach Blog
As you’re madly rushing around this holiday season, remember, this is a good time to take a moment and give a gift to yourself. The gift of introspection and reflection. Things generally tend to slow down as we approach year-end, making it a perfect time to stop and assess where you are in your career and where you want to be.
Read the full post “A Gift That Keeps On Giving Throughout Your Career” - http://bit.ly/SknCyI via The Career Coach Blog
Job searchers frequently make a major mistake during the holiday season, they stop looking for their next position. That’s a big blunder for two reason: first, companies DO continue to hire this time of year and second, it’s a great time to be networking and building relationships.
Read the full post “If You Don’t Schmooze, You Lose: Networking This Holiday Season - http://bit.ly/TE1ONf - via The Career Coach Blog
As the sluggish economy heads towards the fiscal cliff, businesses have already reduced their spending and expansion plans, uncertain whether lawmakers can agree on a budget. But times of uncertainty and change can bring with them opportunity.
Read the full post “Executive Job Seekers Dive Off the Fiscal Cliff” - http://bit.ly/V3zEqP via The Career Coach Blog
I have worked with hundreds, actually close to 1,000, executives over the years. Many of them not only did not have an advanced degree, they didn’t have an undergraduate degree either. The reason, they were able to jump into a great position, making a significant amount of money and it was an opportunity that was just too enticing to refuse.
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