Job Opening: Director, Learning & Development – Pre-IPO E-commerce Firm, New York, NY

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The Director of Learning & Development will create and implement a Learning Management System (LMS) for our corporate and national fulfillment center teams. This includes identifying, designing and managing targeted talent development strategies, tools and processes that measurably enhance the capability of team members to meet the current and future business needs. The Director of [...]

Job Opening: Senior Director, Talent (Recruiting) – Pre-IPO E-commerce Firm, New York, NY

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The Senior Director of Talent is a highly visible role, leading our growing team of talented recruiters (currently five direct reports and a total team of 40). The Senior Director of Talent will own the talent acquisition process, including responsibility for employer branding, candidate experience, interviewer training, diversity hiring, hiring metrics and technical sourcing strategies. [...]

Work Not Working For You? Increase Your Productivity By Asking For What You Need

– Posted in: career management, time management

In a recent Forbes post, I write for the manager’s benefit on how to motivate when morale is low. I mention three specific needs that individuals have –motivation, information, or skills training -- that can make a team more productive. Do you know what you need for maximum productivity? The answer changes over time, and [...]

Favorite Books From 2016

– Posted in: book review

If you’re looking to 2017 and need ideas for new year’s resolutions, I post ten career-related resolutions in my Forbes column. One of these encourages more reading. I read 36 books in 2016. Some were books I already read but wanted to review – they’re that good. I read only three fiction books, and I [...]

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Your Personal Branding Questions Answered – Blog Talk Radio

– Posted in: Blog Talk Radio Show, career coaching, marketing yourself

Career marketing/ personal branding is the theme of the latest episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching radio show on Blog Talk Radio. I answer questions from a recent workshop with mid- to senior-level executives organized by Eruditus and Columbia Business School: If you are looking to return to the previous company, are there any specific [...]

How Do You Convince An Employer To Give You A Chance When You Are Changing Careers – Reader Question

– Posted in: career change, marketing yourself, reader question

Rutendo asks: I am a Medical Doctor, trained and currently working [outside the US]. I want to make a move into Clinical Research, and I do have related experience when I was working in one of our teaching hospitals. We’d have several studies running concurrently, so in between admitting patients and so forth, we had [...]

How Do You Know Whether A Company Can Afford Your Desired Salary – Reader Question

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, reader question

When you are negotiating for your desired salary, it helps to know that you and your prospective employer are even in the same ballpark. In my recent Forbes post, I shared tips on how to avoid a lowball salary, and one of these is to stay away from companies whose salary expectations are unrealistically low. [...]

Career Visibility When You Have Tried And Tried, And Nothing Works – Reader Question

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Reader Kay asks: I'm challenged with finding visibility outside of my unit. I've asked for stretch assignments and assignments that would enable me to interface with other units within the organization but those assignments have not materialized. I have no resource for getting exposure and exhibiting my capabilities and skills for career growth purposes. I [...]

How To Find Focus In An Open Workspace – Reader Question

– Posted in: career management, negotiate and close the offer, reader question

Reader H.M. asks: What are good ways of finding quiet in an open office or in securing a private office in the hiring process or after starting a job? This is a timely question since many workplaces I’m seeing are moving to an open floorplan – better collaboration and cost efficiency are the two reasons [...]