185 results for tag: Career Coaching


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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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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Here’s How Not to Look Unemployed

There's a bias against the unemployed job seeker. The rationale behind it is that "the good ones are taken." That's not necessarily true, but it is a bias that job seekers need to navigate around. In this short video, ExecuNet's Managing Director of Career ...
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From the Saddlebag: Navigating Age Bias

From the Saddlebag: Season 2: Episode 9 The job search trail can be lonesome and treacherous. To help you through the dark and dusty parts, you'll want to take along a guide you can really trust. In our From the Saddlebag series, available only to VIP ...
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