In 99% of any given application process, the online contact will be step 1 – may it be via email, social media or as a response to a job ad. What are the absolute MUST criteria of an online application that will get you the first interview?
The answer to this is not so easy even though literature is clear and recommends not to mention the salary when you are a candidate. However, getting the first salary right will have an impact on the next years of your career and be the base of possible pay rises as well as the next job.
Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is near and your year as a manager will end soon. Time to have a critical look at your managerial capacities: what is the one leadership skill you evolved with in 2013, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a people manager? How do you compare to Santa Claus? We had a look at this one year ago already. However, Santa does not run out of style, he is a c
While a headhunter is the best way to find a new job (at least for the headhunter), there are other ways. Having a solid network can be one but it can also be a powerful means to get business contacts, share knowledge and keep a competitive edge. Here are 10 networking tips on how to establish and maintain strong connections that will help you in good and bad times
Knowing when to change jobs is tricky. I was with my previous employer just shy of 20 years which was 4-5 years too long. I was financially comfortable where I was although I was emotionally uncomfortable and apprehensive to look for a job. By Tuesday morning, I was worn out as if it was Friday. In many respects, I was an ostrich with my head in the sand hoping it would get better. 4 things I wish I had known 5 years
When I was young and “learned working” twenty years ago (I will turn 44 on 22 January. Hey, save the date: I love champagne and executive search assignments, especially in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland!), I had to adapt to my superiors. Today, I am the old one and new twenty-somethings are coming along. However, I have the impression that now, we as managers have to adapt and no longer the followers. In th
The job interview is the beginning of any career, may it be a stellar one or one that stops during the trial period. Not your skills, your expertise or competency alone will get you the working contract on the table but your ability to bring all these across in the first, second and third interview (and maybe more. I heard of up to 14…). There is much on the internet on what to do in the interview (including my numbe
Having been working in professional recruitment for more than a decade, I have been preparing all my candidates thoroughly for their job interviews. Over the years, this briefing became more and more sophisticated but I was still looking for the “holy grail”, the number 1 key learning that won’t get forgotten and enables candidates running for jobs but also for professionals managing their career to get it all right.
Here comes the third and last contribution of three postings that examine what happens in the heart and the head of a candidate during the first three months in the new job. Victor answers to 5 questions after 4, 8 and 12 weeks which will allow us to compare what has changed on the way. Read on Victor’s report on the third month in the new job and learn about his priorities, successes and frustrations. The repo
X-factor is that elusive quality that sets one person apart from the crowd. It’s something to do with charisma, a little bit about the way that person makes you aspire to be like them, and a lot about them making you feel like you’ve known them forever. Whatever the exact ingredients, if we could bottle it and sell it we’d all be millionaires. As you will have guessed, this article isn’t about the TV phenomenon of th