50 results for author: Ann Zaslow-Rethaber


How Can I Re-enter the C-suite Without Letting My Employment Gap Be an Issue?

I have been out of the workforce for several years. What's your advice on the best way to smoothly re-enter the C-suite without letting my employment gap be an issue? People leave full-time employment for many reasons. Perhaps they make an empowering life ...
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How Do I Ace my Phone Interview?

Ann,  I have a phone interview next week and I don't think I do very well on them. What do I need to know get invited to a face-to-face interview? A phone interview is typically the very first step in an interview process, and a surprising number of ...
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I Look Pregnant. Do I Tell Interviewers I am Not?

Hi Ann, I'm enjoying your helpful tips on the ExecuNet website. My situation is unusual and I am hoping for some expert advice. I was laid off in January when I was 37 weeks pregnant, and delivered my son just two weeks later. Obviously, this had drastic ...
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What Do I Need to Get an Executive-level Job?

Can you give the top three things I have to execute to get an executive-level job and why they are important? 1) Skills: The best CFO in the world is not going to land a CIO role, so making sure that your specific skill set matches up what the company is ...
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What Are Questions Candidates Should Ask Recruiters?

What are some questions candidates should ask the recruiter? It’s normal for recruiters to be the ones asking the questions, but there must be questions that we job seekers should be asking them. Right? I think that is a terrific question. Before I ...
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Should I be Concerned the Position I’m Up For Has Been Vacant 13 Months?

The position I’m interviewing for has been vacant for 13 months. Should I be concerned it hasn’t been filled already? I’m worried maybe the hiring manager is being unrealistic or unclear in his own mind in terms of expectations for candidates or if ...
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How Do I Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Prospective Manager

I have a job offer, but before I accept I'd like more information on the person I'd be working for to determine if we're a good fit. I met him in the interview of course, but would like a more behind-the-scenes look before I make this big move. How can I make ...
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How Do I Get Around an ATS When it Comes to the Salary Question?

Ann, really enjoyed reading this recent article and couldn’t agree more on answering “open” in this field. What I have encountered recently is some employers have made this field mandatory to be a number and it will give an error message if you place ...
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Am I Too Old, Or is it Something Else?

Ann, it so honorable of you to make yourself available to help like this, bless you. My question is that I believe I have a lot of qualifications and seem to match up well to job postings, but always seem to get the standard, "Sorry, we are looking at ...
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Don’t Pass up “Over-Qualified”​ Candidates!

While established firms typically will consider only experienced applicants in their search for employees, they often consider too much experience a negative trait. “Overqualified” candidates, they assume, will consider the position beneath them, will ...
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What Do I Need to Know About (Not) Getting Responses From Recruiters?

If you are working with a recruiter and you have not heard from them in a while how often do you email them to encourage a response before you are perceived to be a pest? Also what is the best way to solicit a response? As you can imagine, this is one of ...
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Should You Include Employees in Hiring Decisions?

It is important that new employees embrace and fit into your company culture. An organizations vision, mission, and values tend to reflect upper management’s competencies and beliefs. When workers share connections outside these parameters, they form ...
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