188 results for tag: Career Coaching


What are the Best Tips for Negotiating an Offer?

My biggest concern as I enter a job search is my ability to negotiate any offer that comes my way. That's just not something I think I am very good at. What are the best tips for negotiating an offer when the time comes? I am a big believer in letting them ...
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ExecuNet’s Coach Don on the Importance of Assessing Fit When in an Interview

This was one of the many topics Master Class Host Tony Vlahos asked ExecuNet’s Coach Don in Ask Coach Don Your Job Search Questions, a session of ExecuNet Master Class. Coach Don went on to explain that fit is a two-way street. The company is looking for ...
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Being a Great Team Leader Doesn’t Make You Unique

Dear Coach Don, I have read and heard a lot on your site about the importance of not focusing on job boards and of having a story. What does this really mean in terms of finding my next job? This question was put to ExecuNet's Coach Don by Master Class ...
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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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20 Rules of Success That You Probably Don’t Know

What success looks like for one person is very different for another. In the absence of creating our own definitions of success, we often take on society's definition. This usually involves credentials, status, power, or lots of financial wealth and material ...
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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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There is No Vacation in Job Search

The temptations are there – time off with the family, a little golf, a walk on the beach. Taking the summer off from your job search and getting back into it when the “kids go back to school” would be very easy. STOP! Summer is not the time to give ...
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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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Are You Blowing Your Biggest Opportunity in the Job Interview?

In a job interview, the biggest opportunity you have to  set yourself apart from the competition is asking the right questions. Subconsciously or consciously, assumptions are made by those we speak with regarding our intellect, personal agenda and overall ...
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Was I the Victim of Bias?

There are many types of biases encountered during a job search; oftentimes, one doesn't even know if they were on the receiving end of a bias. In this glimpse into a Master Class session, Host Tony Vlahos, asked career strategist Andrea Briscoe to address ...
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It’s All About What You Can Do For Them!

All too often job seekers dwell on a negative, the perceived credentials or experience they do not have. But what ExecuNet career strategist Saundra Botts suggests instead is to focus on how you can solve problems. The interviewer will focus on two things: ...
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