Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



WHAT’S THE 60-40 RULE?

Posted on: August 8th, 2017 by
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There are many different ways to design a job search strategy. You’ll need to find the best alternatives for the most favorable outcome. The approach I’ve found to be the most advantageous is the 60-40 rule: 60% effort in your interactive network and 40% of all others.   THE 60% RULE This involves an assertive, interactive, well-designed networking strategy. The people who know you best are Continue reading the story "WHAT’S THE 60-40 RULE?"

THE JOURNEY IS MORE FUN!

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by
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Many executives have told me that the journey through their career was much more fun than the arrival at their ultimate career destination. Why is that? Here are a few reasons given to me:  

A MANAGER’S HIRING DECISION

Posted on: July 25th, 2017 by
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Want to know what a hiring manager is thinking while scanning resumes? Or maybe how the hiring manager views potential candidates during an interview? You would have a distinct advantage if you could read the mind of the hiring manager. So let’s take a look at the hiring manager’s decision-making process, what’s important, and how to prepare.   It’s really simple. A hiring manager wants to know Continue reading the story "A MANAGER’S HIRING DECISION"

HOW YOUR PAY RAISE WORKS!

Posted on: July 18th, 2017 by
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If the annual budget shows that pay increases are to be an average of 3% for the year, it means that the spread of individual pay raises can be from 0% to 6% or more. Where you are within that spread will depend on a number of factors, some of which are:  

OPTIMIZE YOUR REFERENCES

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by
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Ask yourself, “What ‘s the purpose of a reference?” If you think that a reference is for someone to say great things about you, think again.   There are two fundamental reasons for a reference:   First, to validate the basic information you provided about your work history: Title, length of service, compensation, job responsibilities and function, reporting relationship, reason for leaving and other essential job related facts. Almost Continue reading the story "OPTIMIZE YOUR REFERENCES"