79 results for tag: Ann Zaslow-Rethaber


What Should I Be Doing to Nurture My LinkedIn Network?

I recently upgraded to VIP status ExecuNet membership and was quickly captivated by your weekly column in the Saturday newsletter. A quick search revealed older Ask Ann posts on the site and I have now read all of them. This one (How Do I Make My Online ...
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How Should My LinkedIn Profile Differ From My Resume?

How should my LinkedIn profile differ from my resume? I thought I was basically just copying and pasting the resume on the profile but recently heard that is not correct, why not? The primary difference is that with LinkedIn you have a much smaller amount ...
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How Does One Leverage Volunteering Activities to Connect With Recruiters?

How does one best communicate to recruiters their experiences gained through volunteer work? I am heavily involved in community activities and serve on two boards. Obviously, this provides me with great networking opportunities, but I am wondering how to ...
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Does Being With One Company Work Against Me?

I've been with the same company for 22 years. Even though I've held different positions in different divisions, I think having just the one company, even though it's a major one, one my resume is working against my efforts to take my career to the next level ...
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Should I Call or Should I Email the Recruiter?

Ann, I don’t know if I should call the recruiter or email my resume and cover letter. The call could go to voice mail or arrive at a bad time, and the email could get lost in a busy inbox. I feel like both have been happening to me. What do you suggest? ...
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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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