Author Archives: Greg
It’s not the money, or the hours, or the commute. If you don’t like your job, it’s probably because you don’t like your boss. Ivy Exec surveyed senior professionals in 25 industries and found the biggest cause of unhappiness at work is dissatisfaction with company leadership.
But evaluating a company’s leadership or a potential manager’s style isn’t easy. It is difficult to understand a company from the outside looking in.
Fortunately, there are things you can do during the search process that can help you sidestep bad managers.
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During my years as an investment banker I had to look at a lot of resumes. Always, there were far more qualified applicants than there were job openings, so, particularly during prime recruiting season (which is now), I always had a stack of resumes to go through.
All the people behind those resumes were smart, went to good schools, got good grades and worked hard, but many of their resumes and cover letters were hard to read: too difficult and time-consuming. They didn’t Continue reading
If you can’t close sales, you won’t be in business or keep your sales job for long. This may be a tech-driven world, but there is still power in landing deals by investing in relationships. If you’re an entrepreneur just starting out, you’re going to have to put extra effort into convincing clients they should work with you. I recently landed a client seven months after meeting him at a networking event. With persistence, and extra effort, I eventually succeeded. Here’s what I’ve learned.
We are thrilled to announce that David Klein, Co-founder and CEO of CommonBond, is Ivy Exec’s Featured Mentor for March. We will interview him live on Thursday, March 20. If you attend the webcast you could have the chance to have a 1-on-1 mentorship session with him. Click here to register.
Prior to launching CommonBond in 2011 with co-founders Michael Taormina and Jessup Shean, David worked in consumer finance at American Express as Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, where he led a team that managed a $250MM annual portfolio. Continue reading
When companies want to expand their reach, they often turn to strategic alliances, teaming up with other firms so both can achieve more.
In today’s more entrepreneurial workplace, ambitious professionals need to start thinking along the same lines, looking for situations to work with colleagues toward mutually beneficial goals. The days when employees could count on their supervisors to look out for their career interests have passed. Most bosses are too busy and overworked to really help their employees advance, despite their good intentions.
From talking with hundreds of very successful professionals and entrepreneurs Continue reading
A copywriter I recently met at a networking event told me he needed to learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to make himself more competitive. We exchanged business cards, and he soon followed up asking if he could take me to lunch. I accepted, and when we met I gave him an overview of SEO and getting started. I was impressed that he took the initiative to learn a new skill.
The workplace is constantly changing and if you want to stay on top of your given profession, you’ll have to learn new skills. Continue reading
You know those moments where you’re at the top of your game and you don’t notice time passing? We call it “flow” or “being in the flow.” And though sometimes it feels like a near-mythical concept reserved for the Olympians and artists among us, flow is attainable. But you can’t just sit around waiting for it to happen.