What to Do When You Don’t Get the Job

Job Rejection and ApprovalOne unique challenge executives face on the job hunt is that high caliber positions are few and far between. Add the fact that there’s also a pool of fierce competition and sometimes this means you won’t get the job you’re looking for right away.

This is the part where it’s easy to give up or let emotions take over. Rather than throwing in the towel use this guide to help you get back on the saddle. (more…)

Organize Your LinkedIn Usage So You’re Not Overwhelmed

organize your LinkedIn usageOne of the biggest deterrents people have about learning how to use LinkedIn is how much time it takes. Between profile keywords, groups and all the new features they are always rolling out it can be overwhelming. The good news is you don’t have to learn everything all at once in order to use LinkedIn effectively. Here’s our guide on how to organize your LinkedIn usage so you don’t feel overwhelmed. (more…)

Negotiating an Executive Level Salary

negotiating an executive salaryYou got your foot in the door of that executive level position you were eyeing, you nailed the interview, and you’ve been told that you’re at the top of the list of qualifying candidates. Congrats!

Then, the interviewer asks that dreaded question, “What kind of compensation are you looking for?”

Most job hunters tend to freeze up here, but for execs it can be particularly frightening. Big positions tend to equal big money – money a company is shelling out – so the stakes are higher for candidates seeking this kind of position. Below you’ll find some tips on negotiating an executive level salary in addition to how to answer the above question. (more…)

Eating Lunch at Your Desk Can Hurt Your Job Promotion Potential

Eating Lunch at Your Desk Can Hurt Your Job Promotion PotentialHow often do you find yourself eating lunch at your desk? If you decide to work through lunch you could be hurting your chances for growth opportunity. Not just because companies are now looking for balanced employees, but perhaps because you may be missing out on opportunities to network with other people.

Oftentimes people assume that networking has to involve big formal (and let’s face it, sometimes stuffy) events. For some this can be a really overwhelming situation where they find it difficult to connect with others. The good news is that using lunch hour to network and advance your career can be as simple as effectively applying the following tips: (more…)

How Having Life-Work Balance Can Help Advance Your Career

life-work balance can help advance careerMany people assume that companies couldn’t care less about life-work balance. On the contrary, many companies are now trying to make sure their employees are healthy, happy, and balanced. As a result, they want to make sure that any new employees they take on (or anyone they promote) embody these same characteristics. The reality is only by being a balanced employee can you attract a truly balanced employer. (Note: We call it life-work balance, as we believe only by putting life first, can you start to have life-work balance.) Below you’ll find some reasons why companies want balanced employees as well as how life-work balance can help advance your career. These are all ideas you can implement at the office and at home. (more…)

Landing Executive Jobs in the Middle East Region – Dubai and Qatar

landing executive jobs in the middle eastThe Middle East region, Dubai and Qatar in particular, is experiencing high-growth job rates particularly in areas that are impacted by the upcoming World Expo in 2020 in United Arab Emirates (UAE). With this expansion comes a need for highly trained white-collar executives and professionals from other parts of the world, the U.S. and Europe in particular, to keep up with the job growth.

Getting a job in this region is vastly different than landing an expat position in other countries. There are a few things outside of the normal U.S. job search process you will need to consider before your search as well as some variables that could impact your overall success in a position. (more…)

4 Must-Have Executive Job Search Tools Job Seekers Should Always Have at Their Disposal

must-have executive job search tools that job seekers should always have at their disposalImagine being on the job hunt and always knowing what to say and when. Imagine what it would be like to show up to networking events and know exactly what you need to do.

Often times executive positions will slip through a candidate’s fingers because they weren’t prepared to answer a question on the spot or they forgot who they met at a networking event. With these tools you’ll be able to avoid these faux pas and better your chances of landing an executive position. (more…)

6 Iron-Clad Ways To Find Keywords To Optimize Your Executive Resume

search engine optimization for resumesOptimizing your executive resume means your executive resume must be “SEO friendly” to be found by recruiters looking for candidates like you. More specifically, this means that it has to be rich in keywords that are relevant to the position you are applying to, in order to get past the online screening process and the human being reading/scanning your resume. There is a very fine line, however, between having the right number of keywords to get you through to the next level, and matching the job description so closely that the system will think you are a spammer.

Here are six ways to find keywords to optimize your executive resume, and how to ensure your resume gets passed on to recruiters. (more…)

5 Steps to Get a Job Assignment in China (ExPat)

get a job assignment in ChinaBeing able to get a job assignment in China or different areas around the world and produce profitable results, significantly increases your stock as a global executive. International companies are always looking for ways to have their top leadership spread their knowledge, deliver best practices, and adapt new practices throughout their multicultural organizations.

Global leadership assignments are not for the faint of heart – you will be living in a new country, be involved with a different culture, and interacting with new colleagues. However, if you can see past the obstacles, there can be a huge payoff for your executive career trajectory.

As indicated in this Bloomberg article, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein indicates China is one market that is extremely popular and can provide you with an enriching experience. Being a growing market, you have the unique experience to not only work in a global assignment, but you also have the opportunity to develop long-lasting strategy and connections for your company.

But rotational assignments in China don’t just happen – you have to position yourself correctly to be chosen for these types of assignments. Here are five ways to set yourself up for success.

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7 Tactics to Keep Your Job Search Confidential

How to Keep Your Job Search ConfidentialLooking for a new job is scary enough. Being worried that your current boss or colleagues can see you gearing up for a job search can easily stop your efforts before you get started.

Here are several ways to ensure you keep your job search confidential until you are ready to announce to your current employer that you’ve landed a new role. (more…)