Ten Steps to Preparing Top-Notch References
by Rob Taub - Jan, 2010
It Pays to Groom Your References Grooming your references is essential; knowing exactly where you stand and avoiding surprises can be the make-it or break-it in a search. A little time with a reference can result in great returns. 10 Steps (“Yes, Another 10-Stepper”) for Preparing Your References to Work for You 1. First, phone or visit your references. Demonstrate the importance of your request my investing your time...
Five Ways to Hack Your Work So You Can Have a Life
by Rebecca Ryan - Jan, 2010
Hack #1: Curb your (email) enthusiasm. No one gets promoted for the number of emails they send. In the “time waster” category, email earns top honors. (Facebook is close behind.) Engineers at Intel studied the impact of email interruptions and found they cost over a billion dollars a year. It’s time to show your email who’s boss: • In your email preferences, disable notifications that bounce or chirp. Here’s how to d...
Calculating the Financial Impact of Not Hiring the Top-third
by Lou Adler - Jan, 2010
As you know the best people typically don’t look for new opportunities the same way as everyone else does. For one thing they’re looking for careers, not lateral transfers, and they find them largely through some type of networking effort. This suggests a massive shift away from generic job boards to new tools for networking including the implementation of an aggressive employee referral program. It also implies using a dif...
Tiger Woods vs. Personal Branding
by Amanda Guralski - Jan, 2010
If I mention the name Tiger Woods, some may think “what an idiot”, others associate the name with “the world’s greatest golfer,” and others are left in bewilderment thinking, “I just don’t get it.” Tiger is an icon, a corporate brand for the game of golf and everything the sport represents. His was a personal brand portraying character and achievement, almost at hero status for his seemingly boyish charm, his determination to ...
“The Shark Tank” And Your Job Interview!
by Harry Urschel - Jan, 2010
I began watching “The Shark Tank” on ABC last year and it quickly became one of my favorite TV shows. It’s fascinating, and instructional, to watch people pitch their business ideas to the potential investors in the hopes of gaining venture capital to get their business off the ground or expanding more rapidly. The investors on the panel for the show consider putting up their own money for ideas or business plans they think...
15 Career Success Elements - How Many Have You Mastered?
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
All of us desire an exciting, fulfilling career that enables us to achieve alignment with our purpose, create value for others and provide us with a comfortable and prosperous lifestyle. As an Executive Career Coach for the past 15 years, it has been my pleasure to work with hundreds of high-performing executives in helping them to push the envelope in achieving lasting career success. Career Success is a PROCESS. It's a...
The Top Ten LinkedIn Groups for Job Seekers
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2010
This is a compilation of what we feel are the most productive, successful, and growing career groups on LinkedIn. These groups are designed for those on the hunt for a new career, new position, new company, or information related to career search. If you’re not utilizing LinkedIn groups you are missing out. If you are involved in some groups take a look at this list to evaluate if you’re getting the most from your LinkedIn exp...
Stumped About Why You Didn’t Get Hired? Here’s the Back Story
by Dawn Lennon - Jan, 2010
Myth: The job candidate who flat out “nails” the interview gets the job. Truth: The decision about who gets the job is, well, complicated. For all the years that I was a senior manager at a Fortune 500, every time I didn’t select a candidate who thought they had the “right stuff,” I was questioned. Actually grilled! Filling job vacancies isn’t as simple as having an opening, interviewing candidates, and picking one. I...
Sell What You Have
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Jan, 2010
A recent Networking Roundtable for job seekers held at my office included a mix of people. There were those who kept bumping into the issue of “over qualified”, and felt that age was definitely an issue that was prolonging their job search. There was a recent university graduate and a community college student, both of whom lacked in the experience category and felt they missed out on jobs because they were “under qualif...
Want To Be Recruited Through LinkedIn? Don't Make These Profile Errors
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
LinkedIn, while a boon to recruiters and job hunters alike, has spawned some interesting practices in the name of the job search. If you’ve spent only a brief amount of time setting up your profile, your chances of being sought on LinkedIn for your expertise are quite remote — especially if it fails to represent your core brand value and or highlight achievements. However, you can take matters into your own hands to turn...
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