24 results for tag: Saundra Botts


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 must 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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5 Characteristics of a Great Resume

In the last few years, the economy, the job market, what companies look for in leadership, how we absorb information, how we search for what we want to have all changed drastically. As a result, what makes a great resume has changed. What is a great ...
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5 Things That Don’t Matter on a Resume Anymore

Resumes will not be around forever. They are slowly becoming obsolete. LinkedIn is the key resume disruptor. Your LinkedIn profile will soon not only replace the need for a generic resume but it will be your professional identity. In the meantime, it is ...
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What Makes a Great Story?

People respond to storytelling. That's been true for thousands of years. When you are looking for a job, you'll be most effective if you're able to tell your story and incorporate what you can do for the company interviewing you. You want to create an image ...
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