HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT JOB!

Selecting the right opportunities is critical to not becoming a job-hopper. It has a huge impact on your track record, job satisfaction, quality of life and long-term earnings potential. What are the factors you should consider beyond simply compensation and geography? The Opportunity—There are a number of considerations beyond simply title, compensation and major responsibilities. … More HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT JOB!

How to Advance through the Executive Search Funnel

An Inside Look at the Executive Search Process! This week I provide suggestions on how to optimize your chances of progressing through the search/candidate funnel. You will recall the following search funnel construct from last week’s blog. My current suggestions and tips for advancing through the funnel are organized within this same construct.. How to … More How to Advance through the Executive Search Funnel

Steps and Timing in the Executive Search Process

An Inside Look at the Executive Search Process! One of the biggest and sometimes most frustrating mysteries for business professionals is how the executive search process works.  During the last two weeks I have offered suggestions on how to identify recruiters to work with, and how go about developing relationships with search firms.  This week I share an insider’s perspective on … More Steps and Timing in the Executive Search Process

How to Identify Recruiters to Work With

One of the biggest and sometimes most frustrating mysteries for business professionals is how the executive search process works.  Last week I offered suggestions on how to go about developing relationships with search firms.  This week I share some suggestions on how to identify the most appropriate search firms and search consultants to work with. The … More How to Identify Recruiters to Work With

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

How do you decide when it’s time to leave your job?

If you answer “yes” to any three or more of the following questions you may want to consider looking for new opportunities. Have you ceased continuing to grow, develop new skills, and be challenged? Have you explored other internal growth opportunities including lateral moves and there are none to your liking? Have you been in … More How do you decide when it’s time to leave your job?

Few Teachers Better Than Real World Experience!

Earlier this year I caught up with a handful of senior executives I had “placed” during my career with Spencer Stuart. My question to each was simple – “What are the most important lessons that you’ve learned during your career that you would pass on to aspiring executives?” The answers that these successful executives gave provided some … More Few Teachers Better Than Real World Experience!