EPAM Self-Diagnostic

How attractive a candidate are you? Many executives do not have an objective and actionable perspective about the attractiveness of their backgrounds in the talent market. This understanding is particularly important if you are going to manage your professional development effectively and position yourself for future opportunities. In a recent column for Moneyinc.com I shared … More EPAM Self-Diagnostic

10 Tips for Creating a Resume that Gets Responses

1.     Tell your story…provide contextual understanding. In other words, provide relevant details about positions (accountabilities, who you reported to, size of team, revenue etc.) and your company or division (the product or service, revenue, number of employees, domestic/international presence etc.). Your resume is not simply a listing of your prior work history. 2.     Define, position and reinforce … More 10 Tips for Creating a Resume that Gets Responses

How to Succeed at the Reference Stage of Your Job Search

Proactively cultivate your references. They do not materialize overnight. Executive search firms and hiring companies will do 360’ referencing. Identify and develop targeted superiors, peers and subordinates from your past and present as references. To build strong references take an active interest in these current and former colleagues and support them. Take care to not … More How to Succeed at the Reference Stage of Your Job Search

10 Proven Tips for More Successful Interviews

Do your  homework on the company, industry, and folks you are meeting Confirm the dress code Dialogue, not monologue!  Smile, show some personality. (An engaged interchange is what allows chemistry to develop.) Be succinct and honest Be contextually relevant. Highlight similarities and valued aspects of your background. Talk in terms of “we”, not “I”. Today’s … More 10 Proven Tips for More Successful Interviews