career coaching

10 Tips For A Successful Skype Interview

– Posted in: career coaching, interviewing

Being asked for a video or Skype interview instead of the live job interview is increasingly common. Employers like it because, unlike phone interviews, video or Skype interviews feel closer to live interviews with the ability to connect face-to-face and the employer’s ability to assess non-verbal clues. It’s good for the candidate, too, in that [...]

Financial Freedom Is The Ultimate Leverage In An Offer Negotiation

– Posted in: career coaching, Salary tip, Uncategorized

When I blogged about how to gain the upper hand in an offer negotiation several of the strategies revolved around strengthening your ability to walk away from the negotiation altogether. Negotiating in good faith means that you sincerely want to work something out, so walking away should be a last resort. However, the ability to [...]

Job Search Checklist: What Factors Employers Use In Hiring Decisions

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills

When I blogged previously about the importance of thank you notes (including five real job seekers whose thank you notes hurt or helped them get a job), I meant to showcase an often-overlooked by powerful job search step. This isn’t to say, however, that for any of the job seekers I showcased the thank you [...]

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 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. [...]

Salary Negotiation, Negotiating Tips for Women, and Your Negotiation Questions Answered – Blog Talk Radio

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, Salary tip

In the latest episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching radio show on Blog Talk Radio, I answered questions about negotiation, specifically questions from the Women’s Leadership Conference organized by the Barnard Athena Center and Columbia Business School. In this episode, Caroline answers questions on: If negotiation is a weakness, what framework can I use to [...]

Procrastinating On Career Actions You Should Take? Five Strategies For Getting Stuff Done

– Posted in: career coaching, motivation, time management

In my latest Forbes post, I wrote about six career actions you should take but probably don’t. Returning recruiter phone calls was one such action, and the post was actually inspired by a senior executive at a recent workshop who didn’t want to return recruiter calls. On the flip side, I had another senior client [...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 10: Celebrating Freedom (Yes, Even In Working Day-To-Day Toward Your Career Goals)

– Posted in: career coaching, motivation

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10 which is about celebrating freedom – i.e., taking a look back at the blog challenge and picking the favorite challenge and key takeaways. Taking a look back and celebrating what you have accomplished is critical for all goal-seekers, not [...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 9: Location Independence

– Posted in: career coaching, time management

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9 which is about location independence -- i.e., having the ability to work remotely. Natalie has traveled to ~70 countries while building a multiple six-figure business, so she is an extreme version of location independence. I have two kids, so [...]