62 results for tag: Ann Zaslow-Rethaber


Can an Experienced Executive With No Degree Get Past the ATS?

How can a job seeker with many years of experience, but no degree, get a resume through the screening process and have the opportunity for a face-to-face interview when the job posting says a degree is required? After 24 years of recruiting, I don’t ...
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How Do I Find the Hidden Job Market?

How does one discover the “hidden job market” and once “in” become a lead candidate for senior executive positions? I think it makes sense for starters to define the oft mentioned, mystical, by nature elusive, hidden job market. Job seekers have ...
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Are You Communicating at the Right Speed?

Face it, we live in a hectic world. Things are happening faster than ever before. That’s especially true for communication. Gone are the days when you’d work on a project and then send it out for review. Even email seems slow compared to Slack and other ...
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New Company is Offering a Lesser Title… Will that Look Like a Step Down?

I have been an IT director for seven years; now I have an opportunity – good company, good salary, role is perfect for what I am looking for but the title is senior manager. How concerned should I be that it might be perceived as a step down because of the ...
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How Much Time Should Be Spent on Opportunities Where You Can’t Identify a Networking Contact?

Applying to C-suite positions online with no networking feels like an exercise in futility. How much time, if any, should be spent on opportunities where you can’t identify a networking contact? I detect more than a small amount of despair in your query. ...
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How Can Candidates Prepare for Recruiters Investigating the Topic of Fit?

I have heard many times the importance of fit at the executive level. How do recruiters evaluate candidates for a good fit with the other members of the C-suite? How can candidates prepare for recruiters investigating the topic of fit? After recruiting at ...
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Should I Refer Others for a Position I Want?

How should you answer a recruiter's message asking for candidates for a particular position when you are personally interested in it yourself? This is a terrific question, and I’m so glad you asked it! In order to answer this question, I need to give ...
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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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