Monthly Archives: March 2012
Article by The Voice of Job Seekers, an Ivy Exec contributor.
Without a well-written résumé, cover letter, and virtual profiles an executive job seeker will remain a question mark. You may say you’re misunderstood, but employers want to recognize the future in a candidate no matter the position grade. Employers want clarity from potential employees and see their investment flourish in a short period.
The question: Is it clear to employers that you are the one? Let us count the ways.
1. Are employers clear about what job you want?
There are many ways to Continue reading
Recently, Ivy Exec interviewed Steve Fogarty, the Senior Manager of Strategic Programs at adidas Group, one of the largest sportswear manufacturers in the world. Below, Steve tackles questions about employment and employee life at adidas Group.
What three words best describe your culture?
Integrity, Passionate and Innovative.
What is the best perk about working at your company?
The people. The adidas Group attracts highly self-motivated, passionate people. Our people are driven to build the best sporting goods and Sports Style Brands in the world. It’s tough work but working around people that are Continue reading
This article comes from Jobberman, an Ivy Exec contributor
This is unarguably one of the most difficult of questions asked during interviews because it requires a response drawn from the deepest of thoughts. As with other questions asked in an interview, this question determines whether you are the right candidate for the job, or not.
The ‘greatest weakness’ question is a behaviour-based interview question – after testing candidates’ skills and how competent they are for a particular job, employers tend to go slightly “personal” with prospective employees to determine how well Continue reading
Ivy Exec proudly presents Sarah Stamboulie in this exciting webinar on negotiating salary.
Job offer negotiation begins with the very first request for an introduction or an exploratory meeting. So how can you conduct yourself at each stage of the interviewing and negotiation process to maximize your remuneration? What are the common pitfalls and how can you avoid them?
- What “pre-negotiation” discussions to avoid that could prevent or reduce your offer.
- Techniques to avoid disclosing past compensation.
- How your gender, familial background, work history and employment status may be influencing you.
- Methods to determine your market value.
- How to prepare for and Continue reading
Article by CareerAlley, an Ivy Exec contributor.
“You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need ” – M. Jagger/K. Richards
If you are a member of that very rare group that is already working in their “dream job”, then there is no need to read on (although you would probably not be reading CareerAlley in the first place). In your deepest darkest secrets, if you could have anything you wanted, what would be your “dream job”? This is the job that Continue reading
This article comes from Great on the Job, an Ivy Exec contributor.
A first impression is like a headline. People are going to check you out and decide immediately if they are interested in knowing more—so it’s vital to make an impactful first impression at the start of every conversation. People often relate a first impression with a face-to-face meeting, yet initial impressions often precede in-person meetings. Every type of communication with someone new shapes his or her overall impression of you. Here’s how you make every first impression Continue reading
Article by CareerFuel, an Ivy Exec contributor.
Rebecca McLoughlin is a living example of how the road to getting an executive job offer can vary. In 2008 she was laid off by Merrill Lynch from her position as a Vice President—two days before the collapse of Lehman Brothers put thousands of people on the street unemployed and shortly before the delivery of her first child. She vowed she would never be surprised again.
Rebecca spent a year searching for a fulltime position, while working part time at BJs as a corporate membership Continue reading