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?
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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.
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“Even the most accomplished executives need help branding and packaging themselves for today’s competitive market. Besides a well-written, attention grabbing resume that tells your stories and highlights your skills and achievements, you also need an online presence in the form of a web portfolio.”
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Does anyone really know what they want to be when they grow up? I’m posing this question because I think it’s one that most of us ask throughout our lives. While it’s an obvious question that young people ask themselves, surprisingly, it’s also often asked by accomplished executives who’ve had very successful careers.
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Over the years, countless executives have said to me that all they need to do is get the interview and they’ll land the job. Really? If everyone feels this way, including your competition, how can it be true?
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Black Friday has come and gone and while retailers are seeing green, I’m seeing red. A lot of people tend to put the brakes on their job searches during the holiday season and that’s a big no-no. There’s still plenty of activity going on in the job market. I have several clients with interviews in the coming weeks and offers that we’re in the midst of negotiating.
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While this may seem like a no brainer, a personal web page can be used as a very positive synopsis of your work and life that YOU control. You control the content, you control the message and you control the picture it paints of you. Why is this important? Well in a word…Google.
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What’s the lesson here? I talk to clients everyday, some of whom worry because they’ve taken unconventional career paths. They’re seeking reassurance because their career did not go from point A to point B to point C.