You’ve Accepted the Offer – Now What?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

I have seen, time and time again where the candidate of choice has accepted the offer, and enters on their first day with the drive and passion to change the company and in many cases, this has proven to get them off to a very rocky start. The guidelines below will help you in identifying a strategic approach to demonstrating your value, while also building effective alliances internally within your first 30 days of employment. 1.  Be Prepared Remember that you were not hired to warm a chair.  You are being hired to address and correct...

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Round Two Interview – “The Difference Maker”

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

As I coach candidates on job search and interview tactics globally, I admit that there is a bit of a science to nailing the second round interview. If you have the proper formula, you may be the only candidate to make a lasting impression that the company will not soon forget! Chances are good that if you’re being invited back for a second round of interviews, then you’ve made a good initial impression and have something that they want. That said, besides charisma and all of the right answers to their questions, what will you bring to the...

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Must Haves for your Next Interview

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

As I have been recruiting for a number of years, I have learned that candidates often have one basic underlying theme in their career transition or job change… Lack of Preparation! Here are a six simple, thought provoking ideas that will help you in your search efforts. 1. Your Story You must be prepared to explain your background to include reasons why you may have left a company. Never bash your co-workers or your previous boss. Explain with confidence the reason that you are making or have made a career change. Your career change or...

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Interview Preparation

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

Once you have secured your next interview, here are 10 simple points that you can do to prepare yourself for success: Review the company website to get to know them and their product. If possible, review their Support Page and White Papers at (http://support.[companyname]com) Have a copy of your resume in-hand or available so you can discuss any questions that they may have. If Possible, have a copy of the email that your Recruiter has sent the Hiring Manager with your resume. This most likely has your availability and compensation...

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Is YOUR Resume the Best That it can Possibly Be?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

These Five Facts are MUST HAVES that you need to consider when writing and delivering your resume Value Proposition – We know that Hiring Managers will (typically) only look at a resume for, not more than, 15-18 seconds, so your intent must be to immediately capture their attention and promote your value proposition in a way that is memorable. Presentation – The most promising way into your next employer is through a personal contact that is excited about your background and willing to make the professional introduction, but they...

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The Climate of the Job Market

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

(As published in the SF Examiner on February 1, 2010) As I have been working with candidates and clients at a National level for many years, I am asked several questions each week about the job market such as, “What do you think is happening in the job market today, is it getting better or worse?” — “Do you think that the market will turn around?” — “It’s really tough out there, when do you think all of this will come to an end?” — My all-time favorite is, “Do you think we’ve hit rock bottom yet?” There...

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Is Yours a Winning Resume?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

When crafting your resume, there are a number of topics and ideas to think about, but three of the most relevant facts to take into consideration are to make sure your resume is unique, creative and memorable. At the end of the day, when you resume is on the desk of the hiring manager, and gets placed into the stack to be reviewed over the weekend, are you confident that your resume will standout? Are you sure that your resume will be the one that they remember? Here are a few points to ponder as you asses the impact that your resume will...

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The “6-UP’s” of Your Search Strategy

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

As you prepare to execute your search strategy, there are a number of items to incorporate into your tasks, but among the most important are the “6 UP’s” that you need to master. Mastering these elements in your search strategy will certainly prove beneficial in being effective, memorable and focused which will leave a lasting impression on everyone that you meet or talk with. As you review this list, take a moment to review each point more than once, and identify a way that you can immediately put this into action. 1. Wake Up Wake up...

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Long Distance Recruiters & Coaches – Are They Effective?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

While you are in the midst of your job search, there are several people of influence that you need to network with as part of your search process.  Developing strategic relationships with key Recruiters is one of the most critical relationships that you can establish in managing the success of your efforts. As I have recruited and coached candidates and clients nationally, there are usually a few questions that come up regarding the effectiveness of the recruiter, or the relevance of their geographic location compared to the specific needs of...

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A Great Resume Makes the Phone Ring!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

A great resume is one that makes the phone ring. In todays digital world, you need to recognize that a small percentage of jobs are filled strictly based upon the submission of the resume.  The resume needs to be your most impressive piece of work as this is the only time that your potential employer will have a first impression of you. That said, your resume needs to be Clean, Creative, Unique and Memorable. Content is key. Don’t write a boring “Objective” like everyone else does – Write an introductory or profile...

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Do Objectives Really Matter on the Resume?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

In my opinion, and in my experience, the candidate resume needs to be Creative, Unique and Memorable. This is my value proposition when coaching candidates and working on their resume. As I have worked with Hiring Managers in representing candidates to their open positions, I’ve learned directly from them, what’s important and what they like to see on the candidate resume. I’ve been reminded more than once, that Objectives do not work in setting the candidate apart. Think about it – If you were to have a stack of...

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“How can I make my resume unique and as the highest standard?”

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

The title of this blog happens to come from a LinkedIn inquiry, where someone asked, “How can I make my resume unique and highest standard?” Answer – You want your resume to be Creative, Unique and Memorable. You want to make sure that yours is the standard by which all others are measured. In other words, you want to set the bar for others to worry about jumping over – You don’t want to worry about jumping over a bar that someone else has set. Keep in mind that your competition probably is not the person who is...

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What’s Missing in Your Job Search

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles | 0 comments

Most candidates have one thing in common: Lack of Preparation. In order to nail your next job interview, you must be prepared. You should have specific, measurable, time-bound goals and a strategic plan. It’s critical that you know what you are looking for. Preparation is the key to maximizing your impact. Here are 10 hot tips to get prepared for your next interview: 1. Know yourself The biggest mistake that candidates make is that they look at their résumé only at the time that they write it. You must review your résumé several...

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