Category: Job Search

Are You Overqualified?

Ever been told you’re overqualified? Overqualified can mean many things such as: too many years of experience too much education or too many credentials too highly paid in your current or previous job too dated, senior or old. Or, it

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LinkedIn – The 6 Figure Executive Networking Site

If your career transition involves changing industries or functions, or you’re a job hopper, or you do not have the desired education, then targeting recruiters probably won’t be your most effective job search strategy. However, you’re LinkedIn profile is still extremely important because you will need to depend more on networking and finding contacts to land your next position.

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Understanding the Hidden Job Market

Often referred to as the “hidden job market” this segment of unadvertised positions has been recently increasing. A few of the reasons why jobs may not be posted and thus, classified as “hidden” include:

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20 Dress Faux Pas That Can Jeopardize Your Interview Success & Undermine Your Credibility

Job search is marketing…and marketing includes packaging and presentation. You want your appearance and presentation to exude a polished, confident professional. When you’re interviewing, obviously, you want the interviewer to concentrate on your expertise, qualifications, and value you can bring

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5 Tips for Developing Your List of References

References can be among your most valuable assets. Your references can and cinch a pending job opportunity or unknowingly be your worst enemy and nix the opportunity.

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Tough Interview Questions

As a senior executive, securing the position you want in today’s job market is going to take some extra preparation. Be ready to shine by showcasing your expertise to your potential employer by thoroughly preparing for interview questions. The following

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Negotiating Your Severance Package

Most executives don’t want to think about it when they accept a new position, but with tenure averaging three to five years, it’s a near certainty that one day they will leave their new employer. While companies are not required

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Just Awarded Reach Certified Online Identity Strategist

Managing your online identity has become so critical that I eagerly signed up for this certification program presented by William Arruda as  soon as I heard about it. While I try to keep up to date on new media, it’s

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How to Improve Your Response Rate

In this highly competitive market, it’s critical that your resume and cover letter be specifically geared toward a specific opportunity. One size does not fit all! Customized marketing documents are crucial for senior-level executives. Following are several areas that will

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How to Position Being Fired When Interviewing

Getting fired is one of the most stressful events that can occur in an executive’s career. It generally brings up a lot of negative emotions relating to one’s value and sense of their self worth. The first thing to do

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