overall job search skills

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 [...]

How To Take Advantage Of The Best Job Market In Years

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills

The 2015 Regional Hiring Outlook, a report and survey by recruiting firm The Execu|Search Group, shows a much improved job market, where employees may finally have the upper hand. If you’re looking for a job, it’s helpful to know what employers are focusing on so you can target your job search activity to meet their [...]

Behind-the-Scenes In MBA Recruiting: Six Recruiters Share What Works In Job Search Today

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, networking, overall job search skills

In addition to my talk on career change for the 2015 Asian MBA Conference, I contributed a behind-the-scenes look at the MBA recruiting process. I interview five recruiters on what works and what doesn't work in job search today: Recruiters will never give you the “real” reason why you didn’t get selected for an interview [...]

Made A Bad Career Move? Five Moves To Help You Recover

– Posted in: career coaching, motivation, overall job search skills

The idea for Skimlinks came from the previous business I started, Skimbit.…It failed, but through that process we invented a means of monetizing our site that I realised was the most innovative and exceptional aspect of what I’d built….I pivoted quickly, dumped Skimbit, and launched Skimlinks. – Alicia Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Skimlinks.com I [...]

Five Career Temptations When Saying No Might Be The Best Response

– Posted in: career management, negotiate and close the offer, overall job search skills

It’s scary saying No. When it comes to career decisions, second-guessing is rampant: Should I keep looking rather than accept this opportunity? Should I take that meeting just in case? What if I drop this project or client or activity and regret it? Sometimes it feels crazy saying No but it is the best thing [...]

Your Career Questions Answered On Job Search After Time Away, Getting Into Finance, Mentorship and Sponsorship and More – Radio Show

– Posted in: Blog Talk Radio Show, career change, overall job search skills

In this episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching Radio Show, I answered questions on job search after a 6-year employment gap, job search when you're older, breaking into the finance industry and finding a mentor or sponsor:                   Check Out Self Help Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio [...]

An Overlooked Career Pitfall: Making Assumptions – Video Blog

– Posted in: career coaching, marketing yourself, overall job search skills

Inspired by a real-life recruiting experience, today's video is about the danger to your career of making assumptions. Assumptions lead to missed opportunities. In this case, a happily employed freelancer assumed his employer would offer a job if interested and the employer assumed his freelancer would express his interest.         You can [...]