I had the pleasure of working with a new client today and as we went through the personal branding strategy session, I challenged her with this question: “If an employer has several candidates who are qualified and have strong sales achievements, why should they pick you?” She seems a little stumped at first. After all, […]
As a resume writer, career management coach and job search strategist, I work with my clients on all aspects of their career growth plan…often that includes interview preparation. It always seems to be one extreme or the other. I have had clients who are comfortable and confident in interviews and just need the right tools […]
I had the pleasure recently of working with an executive client on her job search strategy plan. I was very happy to learn that she stayed engaged in her career management and networking efforts over the years. I recognize that it’s scary for many jobseekers who have not looked for a new job in more […]
If you have recently launched a job search, you know all the hard work it takes to stay focused, committed and dedicated to the process. When you have not looked for a job in a long time, getting the perfect resume, mastering interview techniques and having the energy to network and engage with key decision […]
For many people, no matter how long they have been in their careers, interviews are never fun. I often challenge my clients to think of the interviewing process as a meeting or an exchange of information. Sort of like, I check you out and you check me out and see if we are a right […]
If you are actively searching for new executive job opportunities, you may have experienced this before. You have aced the interview, felt confident about the outcome only to hear these dreadful words: “I’m sorry, but we feel you’re overqualified for this position.” Not again! What thoughts are going through your head? If you are like […]
You are energized, excited, positive and motivated – you have finally made up your mind to find a new job and you are off to a great start. Fast forward to 3 months, 6 months and even 18 months later. How do you feel? What is your energy like? Are you still excited about the possibilities.
When it comes to your executive job search, these 7 steps work, time and time again. Sure the strategies, techniques and tactics in each step should be customized and targeted, but whether you are reaching for a CEO job in manufacturing or a VP of marketing job in technology industry, following this path will lead […]
When it comes to today’s executive job search, you must be willing to try new things, expand your efforts and think outside of the box. However, before you aimlessly dive into an executive job search, here are 4 critical actions you must address immediately.
To avoid confusion, ask the employer for a breakdown of typical salary range and associated benefits for your position when it’s time for negotiation.