27 results for tag: Saundra Botts


Subject Matter Expert or “Pigeon-holed?”

Gone are the days of old-fashioned job security where you could get into a "safe" industry or stay somewhere long enough that you would never have to worry about being laid-off, downsized or becoming obsolete. In the new economy of disruption, the only job ...
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The New Biggest Career Mistake

In past generations, you could expect to be loyal to a company, stay there for 25 years, and you would have job security. The recession of 2008 changed everything and now, that is no longer how job security works. In our new economy, you may find yourself ...
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Career Coaches Talking About Gender Bias

ExecuNet Master Class Host Tony Vlahos asks a panel of ExecuNet career coaches about gender biases and its impact on executive-level career paths. This is an excerpt from, Overcoming Job Search Biases, Explaining Career Gaps and Other Mysteries, an ...
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Don’t Let Any Bias Stall Your Job Search!

ExecuNet Career Strategist Saundra Botts talks about bias in the executive job market. These days she says companies are looking for Mr/Ms Right Now  rather than Mr/Ms Right, so if candidates lead with the value they bring to get the company from point A to ...
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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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Are Your Career Choices Limited by the Quality of Life You Desire?

If you have finally realized that there is more to life than work, you have probably also realized that re-prioritizing your life is easier said than done. The 200K+ job market is as competitive as it can possibly be because the roles are fewer and farther ...
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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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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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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 Prepared is Your Proof?

Your "proof" is your accomplishments which support your value proposition. There will be 3-5 core accomplishments that really proved what you bring to the table, and some will be more relevant to a particular job than others. You'd, of course, focus on the ...
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Telling Your Story in Different Ways

You've got one story. It your story. But it's told on different platforms. Do you present your story in different ways based on the platform? Yes, you do. Listen to ExecuNet Career Strategist Saundra Botts explain. This is an excerpt from the ...
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