55 results for author: Louise Garver


Changing Industries? 6 Strategies to Guide Executives

Changing industries can open up a broader range of opportunities for executives who want to reinvigorate a stalled career, seek to combine their skills and interests in a new arena, are stuck in a dying/declining sector, have limited options in their desired ...
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The Critical First 30 Seconds of a Job Interview

Have you ever thought about what prospective employers and executive recruiters can find out about you in the first 30 seconds of meeting you? They can determine if you: Value the Interviewer's Time It is common knowledge that most hiring managers are ...
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4 Ways to Enhance Your Executive Brand Online

Today, a robust online presence is more important than ever. Executive recruiters are searching the web for information about potential executive candidates, and employers are checking online not only to gain information about potential hires, but to check on ...
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Secrets to Getting Hired – What Every Executive Should Know

Executives are pretty savvy when it comes to knowing how to navigate job search, but do they know the #1 secret to getting hired? If you think networking is the answer, you are on the right path. If you think building social media connections is the ...
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What Makes an Effective Executive Cover Letter?

Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your ...
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Is Your Resume Working for or Against You?

Remember the 30 seconds recruiters used to give your resume? Well, your resume now has less than 6.5 seconds to make a positive first impression according to many executive recruiters. Do you know if your resume is effective? Are you getting interviews?  ...
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6 Tips to Navigating a Mid-Life Career Change Successfully

As with some things in life, career change becomes more complex as we get older. It isn't quite as simple as our 30s. As an executive around age 50, career change is a financial issue as much as it is a personal development issue. As the years advance, there ...
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Get More Interviews With 4 No-Fail Strategies

Are you getting the number of interviews you want? This time of year can be especially challenging as recruiters and hiring managers are thinking about things other than hiring. The holidays are just around the corner, year-end budgets need to be met, etc. ...
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Know Your Value Proposition for Networking Success

Think of Coca-Cola. Do you have a picture of a can of Coca-Cola clearly in your mind? What do you see? Red and white/silver aluminum can with distinctive lettering. Now picture a glass of coke, just an ordinary glass with a dark colored beverage inside. It ...
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Make the Most of Your Job Search Any Time of the Year

It’s common knowledge that hiring peaks are around the first of the year from January through April. This is in part due to year-end budget constraints that lead to layoffs in November and December. Of course many other factors come into play, but consist...
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CEO Guide to Landing the Job

As a C-level executive you are so accustomed to being on the “hiring” side of the desk, that your perspective may not be on target when you’re the one in the job seeker’s seat. The eight sections below are very important to recruiters and hiring ...
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Got a Job Offer? Now What?

Congratulate yourself! You aced the interviews and just received a job offer. Now all you have to do is accept it. But wait – it’s not always that easy. Accepting an offer of a job is an important step in any executive’s career. You may encounter one or ...
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