Strong GPA. Check.
Impressive internship. Check.
The right technical certifications. Check.
Seems like you’ve found the perfect candidate. But before you make an offer, there’s one more area to assess that can make or break job performance — soft skills. According to a LinkedIn survey, more than 60 percent of hiring managers say these can be challenging to screen for.
Here are some tips to h...
Whether you are a seasoned executive or a manager with an eye set on elevating to an executive level role, you need to be aware of how the below resume writing tips impact the effectiveness of your job search.
1. Profile section.
According to Dummies.com, “A career summary [profile] section should be a descriptive selling point distilled from your past accomplishments to emphasize your future value to the potential...
This 1 #SMH mistake does not discriminate.
Executives. Professionals. Entry-level. Corporate.
Marketing. Finance. Scientific. Law. IT.
This 1 #SMH mistake is committed by everyone at all levels from all walks of life every day.
I see this error daily.
All. The. Time.
Fran jumped into her home delivery meal service without researching similar businesses. She soon gave it up because she had to work extra hours. Ben knew all about his options before returning to school. He loves teaching.
Researching career options takes time, but the benefits are numerous. It reduces uncertainty, tempers fantasies and saves considerable time, energy and money. In addition to knowing yourself, researching...
One of the most important things your resume can say about you—before anyone reads a word—is that you are a professional. How does the resume say that? It is formatted cleanly, with your name and content information clearly visible on top and with consistent alignment, font size, and bolding or italics. On closer inspection, it uses standard English spelling and grammar.
Once hiring managers or recruiters begin...
Fact: I used to despise networking.
A sense of dread would come over me.
I would do it, but I hated it.
I established routines to network regularly, but I would fall off the wagon and have to start over again.
I dreaded starting over even more, but I would do it.
I have come to learn this is a common vibe among a lot of us.
Regardless of the need to network – need a new job, drum up business, update ski...
Job searches are always hard, but going through them after being let go can make them even harder. Not only is your morale low, but there is a sense of pressure to quickly find a job as to not feel the impact of lost wages. It takes an organization an average of about fifty-two days to hire on a candidate for an open position. While a month and a half might not seem like a long time, it is long enough to cause serious harm to...
In the job interview process, getting the offer may seem like 'the easy part. But mishandling this big moment can cost you thousands in lost salary – or even the job.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
– Tony Robbins
This post is based on chapter 17 of my book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview.
The Big Moment: Getting the Job O...
At some point in their careers, many people will find themselves on the wrong side of a conversation with HR and will be victims of a layoff. This is a traumatic event, to be sure, and friends and family are likely to offer some well-meaning, but misguided, advice. One such piece of worn out advice that refuses to die is “Looking for a new job is a full-time job!”
The truth is that it’s not about how many...
“Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder”
? Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom
While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear.
Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does the fat get chucked but a...