The Millennial CEO
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2015
I recently attended a party hosted by a startup run almost entirely by millennials. I had the opportunity to chat with the company’s twenty-something founder and CEO, who gamely answered my probing questions about his leadership style. (“So, you study people like me?” he asked politely.) What struck me most was the CEO’s lack of angst about issues that leaders of other generations often find controversial. Here were some...
Winning at Working: What Do You See?
by Nan S. Russell - Jan, 2015
Based on dozens of articles that arrived in my inbox in a single week, one might think that the majority of people work in difficult work-cultures, alongside clueless co-workers, under distrusting bosses. Here are a few examples: "You're the Boss, Not the Babysitter" "What to Do When Your Employees Won't Stop Whining" "Giving Feedback to the Clueless" "How to Survive a Toxic Boss" Fortunately, most of us don't wor...
Layoffs - New Beginnings
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you unemployed? Has your partner or friend been laid off? Job loss can be a blow to one's self-confidence. Some individuals may be vulnerable to depression, sexual impotence, and other physical conditions. Others may vent anger and frustration on family members or abuse drugs. Don't despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, re-evaluate...
Recruiters – The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Part 2: How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try working with too many recruiters at once. Although it can be tempting to think more recruiters mean...
Time to Get Noticed
by Connie Pheiff - Jan, 2015
It’s 2015 and many are still counting down, still creating their list of resolutions or have already dropped the ball. I’m here to give you some guidance to make 2015 the year you finally get rewarded for making a difference in people’s lives. #1 Know Your Customer Needs Your sustainable competitive advantage is your ability to determine what your customers needs are, create quality programs, or perform quality keynotes t...
Are You the Office Martyr?
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
Each workplace has its “types”: …the tuna-fish-for-lunch-every-day guy …the slacker who slides by doing the least possible amount of work …the overachiever who inflates and publicizes her every success Each office likely also has its martyr—the person who’s the first one in each morning, the last one to leave at night, and constantly complaining about the amount of work they have while saying “Oh, I’ll manage…some...
Recruiting Etiquette Every Executive Job Seeker Should Know
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2015
When working with recruiters, following business protocol standards isn’t enough. A few tips: 1. Being responsive to a recruiter’s requests is very important. Speed is one of the most critical factors when working with a recruiting firm, especially contingency recruiters. If a recruiter is trying to reach you to discuss an opportunity, they will want to talk to you right away and will likely move on to someone else if you...
3 Ways to Make 2015 Great for Your Executive Career
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
Although you can decide to make a turning point in your career any day of the year, January presents a good opportunity for us to create a new direction. Perhaps it’s because January seems like an extremely optimistic time. Or maybe it’s because we want to jump on New Year’s Resolutions. Whatever the case may be, there’s no time like January to plan your best year ever. Reconnect with people. In the January 2015...
“Help, I have 4 job offers!” Evaluating offers & Career Decision Making
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
True story of how one of my students hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my MBA students called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding offers” and the deadli...
Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2015
In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term "unique value proposition" (or "unique selling point") when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own uniq...
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