Have you ever been to a networking event and thought, "Is my personality killing my chances?" RELATED: 7 Tips For Nailing Networking If you feel your enthusiasm and focus on being the best you can be, either in an interview or on the job, may be working against you, you may want to rein in your enthusiasm and moderate your intensity to some degree. Nevertheless, and more often than not, it is a matter of developing good communication sense. "Communication skills" and "communication sense" are not the same. Good communication skills are the foundation and underpinnings for developing communication sense, just like knowing the functions of the pieces on the chess board is ultimately necessary for executing strategy. Pieces don’t win the match, how you manage them does; and perhaps that's all you need - a better strategy for managing your communications or sound communication sense. Here are some tips to help: Truism: You create a more meaningful connection by becoming interested in others before trying to interest others in you.
Looking for a job when you’re unemployed is tough. On the plus side, you have plenty of time to interview. The negative side is that many employers prefer to hire candidates who are already employed. RELATED: 4 Tips To Help You Shorten Your Job Search Despite the advantage of being more attractive to potential employers, looking for a job while holding down a full-time job has another set of problems. The main challenge is making sure your current boss doesn’t find out. But there are a few ways to keep your job search confidential.
Are you in the market for an executive job? No matter where you are in the world or what industry you’re in, VP, Director, Executive, and C-level job searching all require a high level of skill—not just in the job you do, but in the way you find jobs, get interviews, and get hired. Related: 5 Truths You Must Know For Your Executive Job Search
With 15 years of executive recruiting and over five years of coaching job seekers around the world, I've worked with executives at all levels, in all kinds of industries—from big bank CEOs, CTOs of companies with hundreds of thousands of SKUs, VPs, Directors, and all kinds of executives in every area of the company (finance, operations, sales, marketing, customer support, IT, etc.). RELATED: Need job search tips? Watch these tutorials! What I have found is that as experienced, competent and even innovative as executives are in the job, there’s a lot you typically don’t know about getting a job, especially one that fits you and offers you what you deserve. That's one of the reasons statistics say you will spend one month in the job search for every $10,000 you earn. I wouldn't want to wait that long, and I suspect you don't, either. [Download a Free Executive Job Search report] Here are five Executive Job Search Truths you must know in order to be successful in your executive job search and in your career:
If you’re an executive planning your next career move, it might surprise you to learn you’ll be judged by more than just your resume during your job search. In other words, a full resume is NOT necessarily the best fit for every job search contact. Surprised? You’ll find recruiters, company owners, Boards of Directors, and other hiring decision-makers often look at your experience through a series of interviews and investigations—which means your executive resume is just one part of the process. Here are four must-have documents for an executive portfolio designed to capture attention at all the right levels—along with recommendations for the timing of each component: