| Job Search Guide - Tell Me About the Best and Worst Boss You've Ever Had
by Leanne E. King and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
How would you answer the interview question, “Tell me about a boss you struggled to work with?” This and many other difficult interview questions often stump job seekers. Cady Chesney asks Leanne E. King, president and CEO of SeeKingHR, for her insight into this difficult question. Leanne has over 25 years of experience in human resources in both the public and private sectors, valuable experience to help us handle this inquir...
| Management Decisions - Shrewd Interview Questions
by Eliot Sun and Tim Muma - May, 2014
Interviewing job candidates can be a challenging proposition, but if you're looking for the best personnel, it's imperative you have a solid strategy to discover the best fit for the position and the organization. Eliot Sun, CEO and Co-Founder of Kloudless, brings Tim Muma some shrewd interview strategies to enhance or improve upon the traditional interview queries. On Management Decisions (formerly Executive Decisions) we...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Losing to Win
by Jon Summers and Tim Muma - May, 2014
There appears to be a move toward believing we can't truly win in our professional lives without losing something, in some way, shape or form. Jon Summers, President of DriSteem, tries to give Tim Muma and everyone else a better understanding of how this works, whether you recognize it or not. He details the potential reality of this belief, and that it's not inherently good or bad. Moving Up the Ladder gives employees and...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Unforgettable Personal Branding
by Rochelle Moulton and Cady Chesney - May, 2014
In a sea of applicants with similar qualifications standing out is becoming harder and harder, especially when climbing the career ladder. Handily, Rochelle Moulton has mastered how you can build a solid foundation for your personal brand. From developing your vision to determining what your value proposition is, host Cady Chesney and Rochelle will take you through the steps necessary for developing unforgettable personal bran...
How Do Headhunters Work?
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
Most job seekers fundamentally misunderstand the role of professional headhunters (also known as recruiters) and as a result, they miss out on countless job opportunities. In this article, I am going to explain exactly how headhunters work and how you can find them, because they are a vital part of the job search for anyone at the manager level and above. That’s because headhunters are paid by companies to fill vacant po...
Handling the Dreaded “You’re Overqualified” Challenge
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Seems I continually hear this complaint, “They aren’t hiring me because I’m overqualified.” One man wrote an e-mail to me concerned about this problem: “I have a lot of incredible extracurricular professional activities, publishing expertise, project management experience, board leadership skills, etc. I have an MBA, and am a CPA. All of this info is on my resume because it sets me apart. However, I am concerned that peopl...
Looking for a Job: Here is One Technique That Works
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
85% of all jobs are never advertised. 85%!! Most of these are good jobs with the better salaries that you seek. A networking technique called Informational Interviewing is a successful tool that job hunters have used to find these unadvertised jobs. Many job hunters attending my job search seminars are unfamiliar with it, but 63% of all new jobs were found through contacts last year. It's a valuable technique to learn and impl...
Moms Returning to Work
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Joanne left the workforce 14 years ago when her daughter was a baby. Now that the daughter is driving, Joanne began to consider breaking back into the workforce. She contacted me for career guidance in June, when she saw an advertisement for the ideal job. She had no résumé, and no well-considered plan on how to integrate back into the working world. We created a powerful résumé detailing both her old experience and more re...
Not Much Experience? How New Grads Can Land A Job Anyhow
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2014
What came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems like a silly question, no? What if, however, we were to change it up a bit to, let’s say: What comes first, the job or job experience? Now it has resonance, doesn’t it? How can you land a job requiring experience if no one will hire you to acquire that experience? This is an issue that faces almost all job seekers at some point during their careers, especially new high...
Are You Fighting For Your Future?
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2014
Students frequently attend college with the stated intention of gaining the education and experience that will launch their careers in the field of their choice. These serious students recognize the role that a good education can play in their lives and tend to think about their “tomorrow” more than most. For most students, college is an exciting time of metamorphosis. It's a time when they expand their knowledge, pa...
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2014
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...
How to Prepare Financially for a Career Change
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
Many people first start looking at a career change because they are hoping to make more money, but the reality is sometimes you’ll actually have to settle for making less money as you embark on your new career. This is because you will likely be starting out with a lot less experience than others in your field. This means it’s vital to do some financial planning plan if you’re thinking about a career change. Research wha...
Knowing When to Say NO!
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2014
The hand goes up in the air and we can’t believe our ears as we hear ourselves, once again, saying “Sure, I’ll do it” – even though every fiber of our being is imploring us to “Just say no!” The ability to graciously decline, when it’s in our best interest, is key to maintaining a healthy work/life balance and a healthier life in general. Many of the women I’ve interviewed for my books, This Is Not The Career I Order...
How to Survive a Professional Panic Attack
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2014
Yesterday, I received an SOS message from a former colleague. She is in considerable distress: Her company is failing; the staff is shrinking; the survivors are exhausted; and she’s dying to jump ship. She is panicking, and needs my help. Her note began with her kicking herself for not doing anything sooner, and spiraled into many regrets about the past. She berated herself for pigeonholing herself into a specific career,...
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