71 results for tag: Saundra Botts


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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Why Storytelling is the New Persuasion

We are a race of storytellers. It's what we remember. It's what we respond to. These days, in job search it's vital to be able to tell your story, make the interviewers see in their minds, how you are going to make a difference for them. The job offers come ...
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How Can a Job Seeker Determine What a Company’s Vision is?

When you are interviewing for an executive role, you need to do more than just talk about your past duties. At this level, you must demonstrate how you can solve the hiring company's problems. But when you are not yet a part of the company, how can you be ...
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The Best Way to Handle the Most Common Interview Question

"So tell me about yourself." Hard to imagine a job interview without this one being thrown at you. The question seems harmless but it can trip you up. The answer really should not be framed in an "all about me" manner, nor should it be a regurgitation of ...
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Selling Yourself is Not a Successful Job Search Strategy for Executives

Selling yourself is a middle management tactic. At the executive level you need to be selling your solution. Listen to ExecuNet Career Strategist Saundra Botts as she talks about why executives need to be beyond selling themselves when they are in job ...
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How to Identify Your Brand Story and Align it With a Company’s Vision

What's your story? We all have one. The challenge is identifying what your unique experiences have molded you to be passionate about and particularly good at. The most common need our Career Strategists encounter when working with executives is helping the ...
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How to Make Storytelling Your Ultimate Career Advantage

An executive-level job search is different from any job search you may have conducted in your career. At the executive level, you are hired to turn a vision into reality, not to fit a job description. The competition is steepest at the top, and the person ...
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Top 5 Resume Fails

Before you start a job search, understand that your resume will NEVER get you the job. The only thing your resume can do is get you an interview. Once you get to the job interview, you must act as though your resume does not exist. What can prevent your ...
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How a Few Chance Words Can Change Your Entire Career Path

All it can take is a chance meeting, a few words from a stranger, or an opportunity to cross your path to completely shape your career. Noramay Cadena is an accomplished engineer with an impressive resume: she's worked at Boeing, she's the Co-founder ...
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Why You Can’t Find Your Dream Job Posted Online

Have you ever come home from a tough day at work and surfed the web for your dream job? You scoured all the hottest job boards and the “Careers” pages of the companies for which you would love to work, and you can’t seem to find that ideal job at the ...
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Should I Change Jobs?

Have you ever thought, "Should I change jobs?" It's a subtle thought--the thought that where you are is not where you should be. It usually comes with a kind of casual self-examination, that eventually builds to panic. You begin to question everything ...
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