Job Offers and Foot-Dragging Employers
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
Have you ever had the experience of interviewing (multiple times) for a position and feeling as if an offer was just around the corner…but it didn’t come and didn’t come and….? Then you know how frustrating and exasperating it can be. What you might not have considered was how seriously this situation can derail your job search and prevent you from reaching a successful conclusion. Job Offers Aren’t Inevitable Even...
Underemployment: The New Unemployment
by Adrienne Erin - Mar, 2014
Recently released figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the unemployment rate in America inched up one-tenth of one percent in February 2014 to 6.7 percent. While that figure is the most discussed by talking heads and pundits alike, it doesn’t paint the full picture on the employment situation in the country. The BLS’s calculations on unemployment don’t stop there. In fact, the bureau calculates six dif...
9 Job Search Trends You Need To Know
by Kristin Johnson - Mar, 2014
Are you one of those people who think a resume is an antiquated job search tool? A relic of the decades when classified newspaper ads and the U.S. mail were a job seeker’s best friends? If so, I have some good news for you: just as technology has changed so much about the way we communicate and do business these days, it has had a major impact on the way job seekers learn about and apply for new jobs. There are more options...
Interview questions are dramatically changing. Do you know how to respond?
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2014
Executives are well aware that they need to be prepared to answer the typical questions during an interview such as: What is your greatest strength? Where do you see yourself in five years? What these types of interview questions don’t reveal is how good an executive will perform in the position, and isn’t that really what an employer wants to know? Major companies are moving away from the traditional interview questions t...
Who, What, Where, How – Four Keys to Crafting a Winning Executive Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
Employment for life is increasingly a thing of the past – even at the executive levels, according to a study recently published in the Harvard Business Review. Executives are switching jobs more frequently – on average every four to five years. If you’re looking to take the next step in your executive leadership career, here are some guidelines and keys to crafting a winning executive resume that’ll make you stand out...
5 Steps to Get a Job Assignment in China (ExPat)
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
Being able to get a job assignment in China or different areas around the world and produce profitable results, significantly increases your stock as a global executive. International companies are always looking for ways to have their top leadership spread their knowledge, deliver best practices, and adapt new practices throughout their multicultural organizations. Global leadership assignments are not for the faint of h...
Digital Dirt, Online Canidate Review and Other Mysteries!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2014
What are recruiters reading about you online? Do you have digital dirt? Is this affecting your job search? My most popular workshops are on personal branding , social media audits and managing your digital dirt. Increasingly, job seekers are also requesting this content during individual, one on one coaching sessions. Are you prepared? There aren’t any consistent statistics on how many companies are checking out candi...
How Recruiters Use Social Media In Making Recruiting & Hiring Decisions
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2014
“It’s a small world”. A simple phrase the reflects the reality of life in the age of the Internet and social media. In fact, the proliferation of social networking sites (SNS) has essentially rendered geography meaningless when it comes to information gathering and distribution, communication, even seeking employment. For many people, distance in no longer a function of location as much as it is a state of mind. Of...
How the Latitude Assessment Changed My Life – in Reverse
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2014
College career counselors often ask me to recommend assessments, which is kind of funny I never took any kind of test to inform the decision about a major or a career. I’d taken AP psychology in high school and did well in it, and so I picked that. I didn’t take a test when I graduated from Northwestern University either. I just knew that pursuing psychology would take at least four more years of school, and I wasn’t having...
How to Definitively Demonstrate Leadership Skills in an Executive Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
When looking for an executive level position, you have to specifically show the employer with concrete examples that you can lead others—you can’t just say you have led teams and assume the executive recruiter will understand how. Unfortunately, this seems to be an area where many executive job seekers tend to fumble. Do you feel this describes you? As an accomplished, powerful executive, you have to outline to the potential...
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