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Published on: Monday, October 27, 2014

Six-Figure Hotline: Attracting Recruiters’ Attention

Posted By: Dave Opton
Filed Under: job search, dave opton, six-figure hotline, recruiters, tony palmer
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 Tony Palmer, a recruiter with Stanton Chase International, and a member asked us, "When I see an ad for a position and apply directly to the companies, I am getting interviews. When it is with a recruiting firm, I don't get a response. I have a very varied background yet it seems they are looking for very narrowly focused backgrounds. Is there anything, other than networking, I can do to get recruiters' attention?"


Published on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kathy Caprino on Leadership in an Ever-Changing World

Posted By: William Flamme
Filed Under: william flamme, william flammé, kathy caprino, leadership challenges
Most leaders don't think deeply enough about their thought leadership and the impact they want to make in the world says Kathy Caprino, career and executive coach, professional trainer, speaker and writer dedicated to the advancement of women in business. In this interview, Kathy shared her thoughts on difficult choices that have influenced her, the future of work, the toughest challenges leaders need to overcome to lead into the future, and what lessons she's learned that leaders need to know as they face the challenges of leading in this ever-changing world.


Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Emotional Adventure of Leadership

Posted By: Peter Bregman
Filed Under: leadership, peter bregman, emotional risk
I was lost.

I looked at the map and my heart raced as I admitted to myself — only to myself — that I had no idea where I was. It felt too humiliating to let the others know.

This was the summer of 1990 and I was leading a group of students on a 30-day mountaineering expedition. It was the first day of our trip and the students had no experience in the outdoors. They were relying on me. My anxiety level had been creeping up and was now at full tilt.

We were already one hour late for our rendezvous with two other groups with whom we planned to camp and we had been hiking for about three hours. Where were we?


Published on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Chip Conley: Lessons From a Radical Entrepreneur

Posted By: William Flamme
Filed Under: innovation, william flamme, william flammé, entrepreneur, chip conley
As founder of Joie de Vivre, a boutique hotel chain in San Francisco, Chip Conley disrupted the hotel industry by growing his company into the second largest boutique hotel chain in the United States. His creative and disruptive spirit comes from his belief that business needs to create a sense of meaning and emotional connection with customers and employees. "Life and business," he said "is all about where you pay your attention."


Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It’s Time to Address the Age Issue Head On

Posted By: Mark Anderson
Filed Under: mark anderson, job search, age bias, jean erickson walker
You've been working for a long time now... and you are really good at what you do. So why is it that when you interview you are being told, or can sense, that you are "overqualified" — as if that's a problem?!?

With an average membership age in the low 50s, we keep hearing that question from members in job search who we are in contact with. For a variety of reasons, being perceived as having too much experience, aka being "too old," is a problem executive job seekers struggle to overcome.


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