Tony Beshara takes the mystery out of writing an effective resume. A nationally recognized job search authority, regularly featured as a consultant on the Dr Phil Show, Beshara reinforces his own experience with a survey of mor ethan 3,000 hiring decision-makers about the hallmarks of a well written resume that commands attention. Practical information and concrete advice to land the job you want.
Booher’s Rules of Business Grammar: 101 Fast and Easy Ways to Correct the Most Common Errors McGraw-Hill<< Order Now >>
Bad breath, body odor, poor manners
and improper grammar are
unlikely bedfellows, yet they fit together
quite well in one important way: not
many will tell you when you have them.
A surprising number of executives are
not masters of the English language and
have no idea they are writing emails and
business documents riddled with mistakes
that could leave readers with a
poor impression. For example, a glaring
error in a cover letter or résumé could
eliminate you from consideration;
meandering sentences in a PowerPoint
presentation can lead viewers to miss
your message; and mistakes in an email
can cost you a deal.
Booher’s Rules of Business Grammar:
101 Fast and Easy Ways to Correct the
Most Common Errors [McGraw-Hill,
2008] addresses how others view and
evaluate us through our writing and
can help you avoid mishaps that can be
deal-breakers. In this exclusive interview
with ExecuNet Editor Will Flamme,
author Dianna Booher stresses the
importance of good writing, and she
invites ExecuNet members to take her
15-minute grammar assessment at
HowsYourGrammar.com to see how
your skills measure up.
MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It and How to Get It Back When You Lose It Hyperion<< Order Now >>
We have all heard the term “Mojo”
and have even felt it at times.
Keeping one’s Mojo going as long as
possible is the goal of everyone who has
been touched by it. In his newest book,
MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It
and How to Get It Back When You Lose It,
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, a world authority
in helping successful leaders get even
better, unlocks the secrets of Mojo.
Goldsmith describes Mojo as a
“positive spirit toward what we are doing
that starts from the inside and radiates
to the outside.” He has divided his concept
for finding and keeping one’s Mojo
into 14 steps; these steps apply to both
one’s personal and professional Mojo
Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO McGraw-Hill<< Order Now >>
Having the experience, education and
skill set to be a CEO is not all it
takes to get to the top, nor do these
attributes result in success. What the top
CEOs have are leadership communication
skills that cause others, both inside and
outside the organization, to buy-in to a
shared vision. New York Times bestselling
author Harrison Monarth calls this mastery
of communication skills in Executive
Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect
Like a CEO.
Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success Kaplan Publishing<< Order Now >>
The term may be new, but “personal
branding” has been around for
decades. Successful people have been
clearly displaying their value to the world,
maximizing their potential to create
better opportunities. Now, in the modern
“2.0” world, branding oneself is easier,
more affordable and, with the deluge
of available executive talent in the job
market today, more essential than ever.
In his book, Me 2.0 [Kaplan, 2009],
Dan Schawbel unveils his four-step plan
for taking command of one’s brand. He
explains how to discover, create, communicate
and maintain a personal brand, one
that will differentiate you from the crowd.
Where to Go from Here: Reinventing Your Career, Your Business, Your Working Life Success Coach Publishing<< Order Now >>
In today’s business world, we are always
reinventing. Whether it’s one’s career,
business or working life, being skilled at
reinventing yourself is vital to success.
In his new book, Where to Go from Here,
executive and career coach Douglas
Campbell III offers a guide to tapping
into one’s instincts to build career
momentum. His book offers a thorough
self-assessment to determine what has,
and what has not, worked for you and
what should come next. The principals
can be applied by those who are
employed and by those in transition.
Campbell’s use of exercises and true
stories will help anyone who has had the
feeling change is needed in any aspect
of their working life. He offers proven
strategies others have used to make
positive changes in their companies and
in their own working identities and
advice on implementing those strategies.
With the economy being at its most
challenging level in recent memory,
the last thing any company wants is
to absorb staggering costs as its management
makes frequent leadership changes.
Yet ExecuNet’s 2009 Executive Job Market
Intelligence Report shows that executive
tenure with the same company is only
2.8 years. Stability is called for; more
than that...it’s necessary.
The Right Leader [Wiley, 2009] by
career and corporate transitions specialist
and experienced CEO Nat Stoddard,
and written with Claire Wyckoff, gives
companies and executives the tools they
need to avoid the tremendous costs created
by high levels of leadership failure.
As he offers practical ideas and strategies
for selecting the right leader, Stoddard
stresses that many exceptional leaders
fail simply because cultural fit is not
woven into the selection process in a
We live in a constantly changing
business world, filled with mergers,
takeovers, downsizing and layoffs,
with little control over changes in job
responsibilities, companies or bosses.
What can be controlled, however, is how
you might negotiate the best compensation
package for yourself when those
inevitable changes occur and you seek
a new position.
Negotiating one’s own compensation
package is a whole different game than
negotiating a business deal for a company.
The most obvious difference is you’re
often negotiating with your future boss.
It’s a delicate balancing act: how do you
demonstrate your bargaining ability and
get the offer you deserve without appearing
too aggressive? Lee E. Miller, in his
book Get More Money on Your Next
Job...in Any Economy [McGraw-Hill
2009], offers practical advice for negotiating
compensation in a tough economy,
even if you are unemployed. In his book,
Miller offers his 11 commandments of
employment negotiations and follows
them with 25 proven strategies for getting
more money, better benefits and greater
Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act! McGraw-Hill<< Order Now >>
Leading a company is an enormously complex and challenging task. Not only does one require acute business knowledge, the right connections, a product that's in demand and a little luck, the ability to connect with, and to motivate, people is essential. In her book, Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act! [McGraw Hill 2009], Executive Coach Suzanne Bates provides executives with a guide to understanding and producing effective motivation. For Bates, motivating like a CEO boils down to "connecting people with purpose and passion toward a common goal." According to Bates, a leader who communicates purpose with passion attracts the right people, and the organization can then achieve the desired results. She believes motivating people is a business strategy, one that leads to increased profits and a happier, more productive organization.
Eight Principals for Motivating Others Through Communication
It begins with You — Your Purpose and Passion
Communicate a Clear, Powerful Mission
Learn What Motivates Your People
Make a Personal Connection with Others
Make the Conversation about Them
Praise, Recognize and Reward
Walk the Talk
Bates believes the benefits of motivating and aligning one's workforce around a shared purpose are impossible to estimate. It is necessary to communicate the values through words, but they will only catch on if they are lived by all members of all levels of the company. Using stories from your own experiences that are related to company values to connect with people is a guaranteed method of connecting with others; it allows them to see you living the values and as a person, not just a boss.
The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By Harvard Business School Press<< Order Now >>
In The Leadership Code: Five Rules to
Lead By [Harvard Business Press, 2008]
authors Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood
and Kate Sweetman boiled extensive
research down to answering two essential
questions: What percent of effective leadership is basically the same? and Are there
some common rules that any leader anywhere
must master? The answers to these
questions resulted in their “Leadership
Code,” consisting of the five components
all great leaders possess. By following
their code, aspiring and established
leaders will have a game plan for demonstrating
true leadership and for molding
Executive Warfare: 10 Rules of Engagement for Winning Your War for Success McGraw-Hill<< Order Now >>
Preview: What’s more difficult than reaching
the top? Staying there. In his
most recent book, ExecutiveWarfare:
10 Rules of Engagement for Winning Your
War for Success,
David D’Alessandro, former chairman
and CEO of John Hancock Financial
Services, provides suggestions and real-life
stories from his rise to the top and what
it took to stay there. Demonstrating
directness and wit, the pages of his book
are laden with insight on how to cultivate
and manage relationships with peers, the
board of directors, the CEO, direct
reports, rivals and more.
There no longer is a clear cut pathway toward career advancement; the concept of a career ladder has blurred with today’s increasingly complex business world. In the current economic times, executives must be aware of their career health and know how to navigate what economists call “creative destruction,” corporate downsizing, rightsizing, offshoring and layoffs. In his book, Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System, Peter Weddle, a recipient of a federal award for leadership-related research, provides readers with a unique guide for career success. Weddle taps both sides of the brain in his system. He encourages use of the creative right side of the brain by offering a fictional account of an executive using the Work Strong system, and he utilizes a physical fitness metaphor to connect with the left side of the brain.
Weddle says that, “Career fitness is the recognition that, as with our physical health, we are personally responsible for the vitality of our own career, and we must work to preserve that health every single day.” To this end, his book offers clear step-by-step daily, weekly and monthly activities to strengthen one’s career, leading to security, happiness and fulfillment.
The Directory Of Executive Recruiters 2007-2008 Kennedy Information<< Order Now >>
Enhance your job search efforts with the industry's famous "Red Book." Profiles more than 16,564 retained and contingency recruiters across 8,245 offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Firms are indexed by functional specialty, industry and geographic area. Contact info includes telephone, fax numbers and e-mail addresses. CD-ROM with advice on working with recruiters is also included.
WEDDLE's 2005/6 Guide to Employment Web Sites (7th Edition) Peter D. Weddle<< Order Now >>
WEDDLE's 2005/6 Guide to Employment Web Sites (7th Edition) is the consumer's guide to online job boards, resume banks and career portals. This handy reference carefully, thoughtfully handpicks the best of the 40,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Web. It supplies clear, completely unbiased and current information about each site's service, features and fees-helping users instantly determine which site best meets their needs.
You will find information about:
How many and what kinds of jobs are posted in a site's job database
Salary ranges of the posted jobs
Does the site have a resume or profile database
Does the site offer resume writing assistance, information about employers and automatic job agents that will notify individuals when a job matching their interest is posted online
If you are looking for a subjective guide to employment websites, ExecuNet recommends WEDDLE's 2005/6 Guide to Employment Web Sites available from the author at www.weddles.com
Knock 'em Dead 2005: The Ultimate Job Seeker's Guide Adams Media Corp.<< Order Now >>
By Martin Yate
Start your job search with Knock 'em Dead 2005: The Ultimate Job Seeker's Guide. Author Martin Yate takes the reader through the whole process of job seeking, from assembling your resume to acing the interview to negotiating a salary. In addition, he provides insider information on the answers needed to impress interviewers and convince them beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are the best candidate for the position.
Knock 'em Dead 2005: The Ultimate Job Seeker's Guide addresses the new realities of the constantly changing job marketplace. If you are new to the executive employment market you need to know the rules of the road for 2005 for a successful job search. Yate spells out the rules and teaches readers how to deploy them in a job search strategy.