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  How to Keep Going When the Job Search is Getting You Down
by Melody Wilding - Apr, 2015
Looking for a new job is filled with constant emotional highs and lows. Battling the fear of the unknown (will you ever find a job?) is enough to make anyone feel frustrated, anxious, and downright bummed. Job hunting is an intense process that can seriously mess with your mood. For most people, your career is closely linked to your identity, so you may feel like searching for a job is like searching for a piece of yourself...
  Salary: 7 Tips To Help You Ask for What You Want
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Mar, 2015
Salary negotiation…it’s right up there with root canals and tax audits in the minds of many. There’s no doubt, it can be challenging to be in the negotiating “hot seat”. In a recent study conducted by, 31,000 people were surveyed about salary negotiation, and over half responded that they had never asked for a raise. The most common reasons given for not negotiating included: feeling “uncomfortable”; and feelin...
  What if you Quit your Job and Want to Come Back?
by Stacy Harshman - Mar, 2015
The call I dreaded came. Jim, a long-term employee of 17 years, had just given his notice to quit my organization. His job would be hard to fill because he had an excellent track record and his team loved him. A month later, I received word that Jim expressed interest in coming back. If you find yourself in this unexpected position, below are some questions to consider. 1. Why did you leave?- You left your job for a reason...
  Many Interviews, Zero Offers – 5 Ways to Audit Your Interview Performance
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
You might have had a few interviews. But, no offers. That could mean the competition was significantly more qualified than you were. Or that you could improve how you interview. Doing an Executive Interview Audit However, if you’ve had many interviews and zero offers, then it makes common sense to do an audit of what has transpired during past interviews to see what can be modified to improve performance. Just as in acco...
  3 Ways to Master the “Why Should We Hire You?” Interview Question
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
Interviewing can be stressful – especially if it’s been awhile since you last did it. You prepare ahead of time by researching the company, the position, the contacts with whom you will interview and the challenges the company may be experiencing. You rehearse answers to expected interview questions outlining your accomplishments and the stories behind them. You are ready to knock them dead for your upcoming executive intervie...
  Perfect Your Memory for Names
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Do you remember people's names during and after interviews? Do you recall the names of business associates at large gatherings? Remembering names is an appreciated courtesy you can extend to everyone at work and elsewhere. You’ll gain respect, popularity, and networking skills. You'll advance your career. Try the following: 1. Mental set. Before attending a meeting where you’ll meet new people, mentally prepare yourse...
  When Online Job Ads Request Salary Numbers – 4 Options to Consider
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
The January jobs report, with its 257,000 new jobs, confirmed that the recovery has traction. However, you realize there is still stiff competition for executive level positions. In many fields there remains a talent glut. Of course, you want to do everything right in applying for jobs. Now, online ads ask for salary numbers That’s why you become uneasy as more and more online help-wanted ads request you put in black...
  Why Ageism Isn’t Your Real Problem
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
Ageism as a challenge gets thrown around a lot in the executive recruiting world. There is this false assumption that because you’re a certain age that you won’t get the job. The reality is there are plenty of companies who will hire you for your expertise regardless of your age if you can properly convey your value. Yet many executives looking for work still cite ageism as their main challenge in landing the job. Pardon th...
  Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2015
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. As long as you are willing to adopt NEW ways of doing things, NEW things will happen. To help you identify where your resistance may be co...
  You Are What You Accomplish
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2015
It is not how hard we work at something; rather, it's all about the results we achieve. Employers hire people who can get things done well. Because activity without results amounts to little, we know that results are more important than activity alone. Example: Let's say that you volunteer to lead a fundraising drive for your favorite charity. You and your team work sixteen hours a day for twenty-one straight days, in an...
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