Published on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Every year around now, when Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving plans are being made, we hear members speculate about the health of the job market — there's a common belief that hiring pretty much comes to a halt for the holidays. That's really not the case.The hiring process is in full swing this time of year.
There are just as many active search assignments being worked on, so if you want to get on the interview slate, let others take a long break from their search while you actively amp up your networking!
Published on: Monday, November 17, 2014
Getting noticed is so challenging for job seekers today! Executives feel as though they could do the job if they were only given a chance and if a recruiter would simply call.
During a conversation recently with ExecuNet members, recruiter Tony Palmer, Director with leading global executive search firm StantonChase International, had some interesting things to say about that. He likened the characteristics of a thriving 8-foot tall rosebush on the side of his daughter's house to job seekers and the conditions needed to thrive.
Published on: Friday, November 14, 2014
Being an effective boss means keeping some of your thoughts and feelings to yourself rather than sharing them with employees. Here are nine common thoughts that even great bosses sometimes have, but that are best kept private:
Published on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Michelle M. Smith has made a commitment to "stop the insanity of short-term thinking and to instead do what's really right for the organization." She wants us all to look at all the stakeholders to determine where the opportunities lie and more importantly, what's the right thing to do – for shareholders, customers, employees, vendors, communities and the planet.
Smith is a respected authority on internal branding, leadership and employee engagement, has a well-considered view on the need for authentic leadership and relationships.
Check out her interview with ExecuNet's Tony Vlahos, in which she shares her insights on:
Published on: Monday, November 10, 2014
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.
In one such teleconference, I was joined by Patricia Romboletti, an ExecuNet networking meeting facilitator and executive career search expert, and a member asked us, "For those who do not enjoy networking, how can they effectively improve their networking skills?"