Category: Career Coaching

Outlook for the Chief Risk Officer Role

What You Need to Know Right Now to Level Up as a CRO As management of risk – especially digital risk – has grown increasingly important to companies, the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) role has also grown in significance. Within

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Outlook for the Chief Commercial Officer Role

What You Need to Know Right Now to Level Up as a CCO Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), like several C-Suite roles, overlaps with other roles, such as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Sales Officer, and even customer-focused roles such as Chief

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Reinvention: Options for Reinvention (Part 2 of 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on career reinvention for senior-level executives. Part 1 explores a dozen key activities for reinvention. As we saw in Part 1 of this series, the desire for reinvention often springs from discontent,

Reinvention: A Dozen Keys to Reinvention (Part 1 of 2)

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on career reinvention for senior-level executives. Part 2 explores various reinvention options. If you’ve had a “Peggy Lee” moment as a senior executive, in which you asked yourself, “Is that all there

Demystifying the Silicon Valley Job Search

Although the number of job postings coming out of Silicon Valley has trended downward since 2015, this tech mecca is still seen as a desirable place to work. Despite the rarefied reputation of this locale, techniques for landing a job

Before You Accept That Job Offer: Learn as Much as You Can about the Prospective Employer’s Organizational Culture

You’ve received an excellent and tempting job offer. You want to accept. All the terms look promising. But you don’t know as much as you want to about what it’s like to work for this employer. How to research? To

Navigating a Job Search When You’re Employed

Especially for executives, job search while employed is tricky. First, at the executive level, “passive” candidates, those NOT looking for a job, are far more valued than “active” candidates. And unfair as it is, the thinking goes that if you

6 Tips for Successfully Responding to Brainteaser Interview Questions

Brainteaser questions require you to answer an unusual or abstract question and develop a suitable answer based on logic, analysis and hypothesis. They are used to assess your capability to solve a complex problem. In many cases, you are not

Criteria to Consider in Choosing Recruiters

The final step before beginning to contact recruiters is to think through just what kind of recruiter is best suited for your position search. Here are some criteria to consider: Retained vs. contingency. As a general rule, you will get

Contacting and Following Up With Recruiters

Once you select your target recruiters, you must build a campaign to contact them. No one right way exists to contact recruiters; each is different, and each situation is different. Having the right materials, using the right methods, having the