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…)
Being 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.
“Why do recruiters post fake ads?” I receive this question from executive job seekers on a pretty regular basis through direct emails, on job search coaching calls and through the LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker Group that I moderate. Job seekers are perplexed by corporate and third-party recruiters will post “fake ads” – ads that do not seem to be for real, open jobs. Well, I can assure you the ads are not fake—ads cost money. Ad money is not being spent to play with the hearts and minds of executive and professional job seekers. Given that third-party recruiters often have to pay for ads before receiving a fee, they are most often being posted with purpose and not to waste your time. However, I know that it definitely does not reduce your frustration. So I was hoping to shed light on what may be happening. (FYI: I was a 3rd party recruiter for 13 years). (more…)
There is some confusion out there as to how recruiters get paid for their contracted job placement services. Furthermore, there seems to be even more confusion about how a recruiter’s contract with an employer may affect job seekers.
External Recruiters are contracted by companies to find them the best candidate for an open position. The contract between an employer and the recruiter is usually done in one of three ways: on a retained basis, a contingency basis or a contained basis. Below you’ll find a breakdown of these methods and what they mean for you as a job seeker.
As you advanced your career you may have gotten new job opportunities by dealing with a company’s Human Resources department directly. Now that you’ve reached an executive level, you’re starting to realize that the process may be a bit different. Simply put, you may be running into more agencies and headhunters than ever before.
When it comes to higher level positions, companies often times outsource the task to external recruiters. These recruiters get paid by the employer to find the best candidate for the job. The information that follows will help you to understand how external recruiters operate, how to avoid misunderstandings during the hiring process and may even lead to your next great job opportunity.
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…)
I’ve always believed that if job seekers could only understand how recruiters work, they could model their job search after these methods and be found more easily, thus shortening their job hunt.
With that in mind, I’ve been reading a lot lately about the top recruiting trends projected for 2014, and I realized this could be a great opportunity to show you what’s going on in the recruiting industry. With this knowledge, you can reverse-engineer some strategies aimed at meeting recruiters where they are and boosting your job search repertoire.
So, here are eight of the big trends recruiters will be following in 2014, and how you can model your job search accordingly:
What sets winning job landers apart from those job seekers still struggling to land a job? It isn’t sheer luck or any secret formula. It’s a simple matter of following some proven steps for job search success. The more you do, the better your chances of finding that perfect position. But make no mistake, it can be challenging to follow these simple steps.
If your job hunt is missing one or more of the following strategies, it’s time to up your game.
Lisa Rangel of Chameleon Resumes was quoted in the About.com article, Top 25 Job Search Tips for 2014 written by Alison Doyle, in December 2013. We were thrilled to be included as a source for one of the tips in this article! Thanks to Alison Doyle, who sets out to give job seekers great tips to get the year started right with information from leading experts. I am honored to be included. (more…)
Have you had to send a job search email to reach out to people you don’t know? Make a request of your professional network to advance your job search? Ask your friends for career advice? All of these job search activities can be overwhelming and can paralyze a new-to-the-job-search-game job seeker. It can be difficult overcoming the fear of hitting ‘send’ in your job search.
Why is sending an email so hard? The act of clicking the mouse to send the electronic message into cyberspace can bring a myriad of opportunities to us. The potential we can capitalize on is infinite by simply reaching out to another from pressing that proverbial ‘send’ button–yet why don’t we do it more often as we should to advance our job search? (more…)