27 results for author: Korn Ferry


Patience is a Virtue in Job Search

With hiring freezes and tough competition for postings, searching for a job can feel endless. Here are our tips for hanging in there. Alexandria had a high-level role in investment banking when she lost her job. She assumed the search for a similar ...
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4 Ways to Check on Your Co-workers’ Mental Health

Everyone is going through something right now. It’s important to ask your colleagues how they’re really doing. Chris noticed that his colleague Sasha, a single mother, had missed several recent video calls. He wanted to support her, but wasn’t sure ...
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The Hidden Habits of Great Problem Solvers

If you've looked at a job description recently, you may have noticed that one of the hot buzzwords right now is "problem solving." There's good reason for that-in these uncertain but fast-moving times, companies are looking for people who can help them ...
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4 Ways to Improve Your Email Response

In the age of remote work, an email’s tone and style—for a job offer or a response to the boss—is more crucial than ever. Back in the annals of last year, if you happened to fire off an email that, on second thought, may have come off the wrong way, ...
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Zesting Up Your Zoom

By now, chances are you’ve had at least one of those Zoom calls: the one where your colleague tried to use a virtual background, only to have his face muddled in green each time he fidgeted and messed up the green screen. Or the call where your colleague...
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Do You Prefer Video or Phone?

After applying for more than a dozen jobs on LinkedIn, the communications consultant was thrilled to receive an invitation to interview from a recruiter at a large retailer. But her excitement dissipated when the recruiter asked her, via email, if she’d ...
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COVID’s Female Toll

Women are leaving the workforce at a higher rate than men during the pandemic. How can their careers continue to move forward? Talk to any working parent these days, and you’ll hear the same refrain: they’re drained. Between being a teacher or caregi...
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The Challenge of Mask Communication

Though masks help protect from coronavirus, people are finding it difficult to read facial expressions.By most standards, the request seemed a bit surprising given the current pandemic: please come in for a panel interview. And don’t forget your mask. ...
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A Teary Time

The pandemic is causing a lot more work-related crying. How both sides should handle the potential awkwardness.On a recent Zoom call with his team last month, Bill, a marketing manager, was in the middle of a normal meeting when he suddenly started choking ...
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Getting to the Other Side of This Crisis

To move forward, we need to be fully present in this difficult moment, says Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison. I will never forget the first time I got caught in an ocean riptide. I was young, and my first instinct was to swim to shore, as fast and as hard as I ...
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Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Mental Health Struggles?

Sarah remembers when she first told a boss about her mental health struggle. She had just learned she required medication for severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The shock of the diagnosis prompted her to say something. “I didn’t want ...
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Where Have All the Long-Tenured CEOs Gone?

CEOs have more on their plates than ever, whether that includes developing and executing a sustainable business strategy, creating a productive and engaging corporate culture, making investors happy, and, in many cases, molding the organization around a ...
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