Getting A Job Today is Like a Mini MBA in Self-Promotion
by Mindy Thomas - Jun, 2014
When I read this yesterday in the WSJ, I thought . . . aaah yes. This is exactly what this job market is about. If you are not proactively working “it” (connecting to everyone you meet or know along this corridor of uncertainty), how can you possibly experience that serendipitous moment when the universe pulls it together to produce something extraordinary for you? Maybe there’s another way to help support your self-promotion...
Startup Casual: A New Dress Code for a New Generation
by Adrienne Erin - Jun, 2014
It used to be that going to work meant donning a power suit and dressing for success. Then came casual Fridays, in which workers were encouraged to dress down – but not too down – one day per week. Now, a new kind of work attire has emerged, known as startup casual. Thanks to the proliferation of startup companies begun by hip, young entrepreneurs, stuffy and uncomfortable work wear is being replaced by ultracasual, yet functi...
4 Ways Distraction Threatens Your Career | Fight Back
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2014
Distracted? Never, you claim, always fully tuned in, just multitasking. It’s a popular self-deception. We’re all guilty to a degree. Research has long debunked the notion of multitasking, our claim of being engaged in multiple things (aided by our digital tools) at the same time. We’ve just become compulsive about requiring our brains to toggle between one thought or awareness and another. The faster we do it, the m...
How to Recover from a Huge Career Set Back
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2014
If you’ve been a fan of AMC’s Mad Men, you’ve witnessed the rise, fall, and recovery of the ever-suave, Don Draper. It’s been a theme of the show from the start. The opening montage of the man falling with skyscrapers in the background forebodes what we can see through the seasons. But, will he hit the bottom? Will he rise? As we await the final episodes of this iconic series, there is only conjecture. More importantly, w...
What Red Flags Are In Your Career History And How Do You Manage Them?
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2014
Even executives are not above a few glitches in their career. These five things are challenges you may have encountered during your career. Recruiters can sometimes form biased opinions based on these issues. Here are some helpful tips to overcome the recruiter seeing “red flags.” Short-term jobs. Employers question executives who move around a little too often. Their concerns are whether you don’t know how to identify the...
How to Bounce Back from Getting Laid Off or Fired
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2014
Let’s face it—today’s business world is fickle. Just think of your smart phone as an example: the minute you fall in love with it, it’s altered completely or off the market. That’s how fast things change. So it can go with your career. Through no fault of your own, you can find yourself on the job hunt again. You cannot control what happens to you in this world of change. The only thing you can control is you—yo...
Is Your Job Hopping Habit a Recipe for Disaster?
by Adrienne Erin - Jun, 2014
The bad job – we’ve all been there. It might have been our own fault for not finding out enough about the position before we accepted it, or the job may have been misrepresented. Sometimes, it just turns out that we aren’t “clicking” with the job we thought would be perfect. There are almost always a half dozen reasons to quit any given job you have. However, if you’re the type of person who quits every job, all the time, y...
Considering An Industry Change?
by Beverly Harvey - Jun, 2014
Whether you’re a one-industry career veteran whose industry recently succumbed to unfavorable economic conditions, or an executive who wants to or needs to change industries, there is a great deal of due diligence required for a successful transition. In our current economic environment where most employers are unwilling to take chances, executive candidates must have a thorough understanding of the industry they are pursu...
Why Your Job Search Needs Social Media
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2014
If you’re not using social media as part of your job search, you’re missing the boat. It’s so common now that if you don’t have a social media profile, you have no chance of successfully penetrating the hidden job market. Especially among the younger set, social media is being used as a means to network with people who could help them connect with desirable employers. LinkedIn Even if you’re highly resistant to using soc...
24 Executive Recruiter Tips for Job Seekers
by Jean Cummings - Jun, 2014
At a recent ACPI-NE event, executive recruiters spoke on what they are looking for in job seekers. Attendees had a chance to ask questions afterwards. The opinions below are those of the particular recruiters at the roundtable and should not necessarily be viewed as cast in stone. But, overall, this snapshot of the mindset of these particular recruiters can be generalized to how most recruiters think. 1. Recruiters spend a l...
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