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?"
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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:
- When you’re moving through your career, much of your achievements are based on your own individual efforts. When you’re at the top, results are through the efforts of others. Doing is … Continue reading the story "THE JOURNEY IS MORE FUN!"
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"
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:
- What has been your performance during the year? Are you a high performer? … Continue reading the story "HOW YOUR PAY RAISE WORKS!"
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"