You’ve Accepted the Offer – Now What?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Articles

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 certain pain-points that the company may be...

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Round Two Interview – “The Difference Maker”

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Articles

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 interview that will impress them enough to use...

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Must Haves for your Next Interview

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles

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 transition may take several different directions. Be...

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Interview Preparation

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles

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 posted. The hiring company usually likes people who...

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Is YOUR Resume the Best That it can Possibly Be?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles

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 won’t do it if you have a sub-standard resume....

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The Climate of the Job Market

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Articles

(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 are many suggestions that I have for clients who...

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