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The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present a new series: “BlueSteps Spotlight”, a sampling of several great articles from the BlueSteps collection.
If you are preparing to make a career move, make sure to read this article first:
Making an Executive Career Move – When, Why, and How?.
Hesitant about transitioning to a new career? This article lays out some of the important questions everyone should ask themselves before taking that next big step.
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Want to know how to be at the top of your game for job interviews? Join host Brad Agry as he discusses how to prepare for and be effective when you are face-to-face in a formal interview setting. Brad will show you how to set yourself apart from the competition and turn job leads into offers.
Brad Agry is a founding principal of CareerTeam Partners, a New York City career management consulting firm. A seasoned career coach, he has worked for over 15 years with individuals in a number of industries helping them both assess and actualize career paths. He Continue reading
Some companies have regularly scheduled reviews, but some don’t. Furthermore, in this chaotic market, even regular reviews might get pushed off. With the downsizing and restructuring in today’s market, your job may have changed significantly. You may have more responsibility or completely different tasks added to your plate. So you want a review to make sure you’re on track to meet your goals (and to confirm what these goals are in this ever-changing market). It is important to use these reviews to your advantage – as a chance to make adjustments Continue reading
Need to get your foot into the door? Join host Chris Perry as he goes through 10 online and social media networking tips and techniques you can leverage to get to the hiring managers behind the job postings.
Chris Perry, MBA, is a Gen Y brand and marketing generator, an ambitious entrepreneur and a career search and personal branding expert. Chris is the founder of Career Rocketeer, its partner efforts, including Launchpad, and other online career services and communities, such as MBA Highway. He launched all of these services as an entrepreneurial effort to better serve the growing unmet needs Continue reading
Many jobseekers think about their references only when they are in the offer stage. But the proactive jobseeker uses references as a marketing tool. The right references can push an average finalist to frontrunner. Furthermore, even the content employee should be proactive and have ready a list of references for three purposes: 1) in this ever-changing market you might unexpectedly become a jobseeker; 2) you can use references as testimonials to argue for that bonus or promotion, not just a new job; and 3) what your references say and your ability Continue reading
When I’ve been in the position of reviewing resumes, both as a hiring manager and in MBA admissions, any missing or incongruous information immediately sent up a bright red flag – missing dates, missing year of graduation, missing undergrad degree, gaps of more than one year, the first role listed is “Vice President,” or a functional resume – any of those situations immediately made me wonder what the applicant was trying to hide. It makes you wonder, and that’s never a good thing.
Resume Red Flag #1: Camouflaging Your Age
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