Category: Career Management

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

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

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

Finalizing Your Contact and Follow-up Strategy for 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

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

Developing a Strategy for Contacting Recruiters

Once you’ve decided that it makes sense to contact recruiters, the next questions are … how many? which ones? how to contact? Today’s computer and Internet-aided tools accommodate 5,000-resume mass mailings, but focused, targeted searches are much more effective than

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

How Do Recruiters Want To Deal With You?

The unique business model of the recruiting industry is that the client firm is the customer, and you, the candidate, are the product. The recruiter has a choice of “inventory” models regarding how to manage you as the product. A

What To Do When the Executive-Search Consultant Calls You

  The phone rings at 4:30 in the afternoon, and it’s Tom Headhunter, dropping upon you a tempting position that’s a “must” career move. At the end of 10 minutes of talk, you know little of the position and nothing