377 results for tag: job search


Should I be Concerned the Position I’m Up For Has Been Vacant 13 Months?

The position I’m interviewing for has been vacant for 13 months. Should I be concerned it hasn’t been filled already? I’m worried maybe the hiring manager is being unrealistic or unclear in his own mind in terms of expectations for candidates or if ...
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Is Your Face Sabotaging Your Job Interview?

Have you ever thought an interview went great and were surprised to find out that the feedback was, "We'll pass."? There are hundreds of reasons a company will “pass” on a job applicant but only about 25% of the cause is out of our control. You cannot ...
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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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Recruiter Straight Talk on What Job Postings Can Really Do for You

Recruiter Jeff Hyman talks about online job postings. He explains that in reality only a small percentage of positions at the executive level are filled through job postings. He explains that while it feels satisfying to click "apply," you aren't really doing ...
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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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Overcoming Job Search Biases, Explaining Career Gaps and Other Mysteries

Will bias, stereotyping, prejudice or discrimination regarding your age, race, ethnicity, gender, pregnancy status, disability, politics or religion wreck your job search? How about unexplained career gaps in your resume, your job-hopping history or ...
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How to Strengthen Your Position on a Candidate Slate

You cannot always control your placement on the candidate slate. The recruiter has specific guidelines which he must follow, so your place on the short list presented to the client is dictated by how well you match the wish list, according to executive ...
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Why Were 4 Job Offers Withdrawn?

First let me say thank you for giving members this opportunity! For 25 years, I was the Corp Director of HR/Payroll, for a multi-state healthcare provider of substance abuse/addiction treatment services. Despite completing numerous applications for employment ...
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How to Get Noticed When in Job Search

To stand out you need to be found. Employers don’t know your name; they know keywords. Recruiters are not searching for you by name. They are searching keywords, and you hope they come up with you. So, when you create an online profile you need to do so ...
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A Recruiter’s Perspective: Standing Out

Before you can stand out you need to be found. You get found online through keywords. "You are keywords," according to executive search industry veteran and JBK Associates International Managing Director, Paul Stefunek in a session of ExecuNet Master ...
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Recruiter Straight Talk on the Hidden job Market

Quite a large percentage of executive-level positions are not posted. Straight talking executive recruiter Jeff Hyman talks about the hidden job market. Even if you're in-role and not looking, you should be aware of what he has to say. This is an ...
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