Navigating the Executive Search Firm Landscape

Navigating the Executive Search Firm Landscape

Working with an executive search firm can give you access to jobs that might not be listed publicly. However, not all search firms operate the same way.  It’s important to know the difference between the two types of executive search firms to understand what they can...
Readying yourself for a potential job change

Readying yourself for a potential job change

Recently, we watched weeks of back-and-forth negotiations that concluded with Twitter being acquired by someone who, as many experts have commented, may not fit into the Twitter company culture. Do you think that some Twitter employees may be updating their resumes...
References make a difference in a job search

References make a difference in a job search

In today’s competitive job market, a good reference is more valuable than ever. But preparing a reference list needs to be done right, or you could end up hurting your chances of landing the job, rather than helping. Choose a variety of references. In general,...
Ask the right questions in your interview

Ask the right questions in your interview

When people in career transition are preparing for an interview, they tend to spend a lot of time practicing their answers to the questions that they think they’ll be asked. This is wise. You can almost guarantee you’ll be asked some form of the questions “Why are you...
Can’t find any job openings? Write a marketing letter.

Can’t find any job openings? Write a marketing letter.

A lot of people looking for the next step in their career rely heavily on advertised openings and recruiters, but many jobs on the market are never made public. You lose a lot of the market if you wait to see what becomes available. Sending a marketing letter to the...