Category Archives: Employment
Ever get all excited for an interview, only to be frustrated that it didn’t go as well as planned? Maybe your experience wasn’t portrayed in its best light, or your many accomplishments weren’t valued. How can you avoid this outcome, and take control of the interview?
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart
A coaching client of mine is suffering from burnout. He has a demanding professional services job, a new addition to the family, and a review cycle that puts him up for a key promotion within the next six months. First he wanted to quit. Then he wanted to take a leave of absence to get refreshed. Instead I told him to hire a personal trainer. What?
Don’t quit or leave even temporarily as a first solution to burnout. It doesn’t solve your problem when you return, Continue reading
Ivy Exec CEO and Founder, Elena Bajic, was interviewed by Aol Job’s writer, Vickie Elmer. Below are Elena’s thoughts on some of the ways to stand out from the competition to land a job.
Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer’s needs.
But many don’t see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don’t find the ways they can really Continue reading
Blog partner Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart® (http://www.sixfigurestart.com), a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, Caroline has recruited for leading companies in media, financial services, consulting, technology and pharma/ biotech. A regular contributor to CNBC.com Executive Careers, her career advice has also been cited by BusinessWeek, CBS Moneywatch, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes.com, NBC News.com, Newsweek, NPR, and Real Simple. Visit SixFigureStart and read the SixFigureStart Blog for more.
In a previous column, I pointed out why you do Continue reading
Branding is no longer just for companies, products and services, if it ever was just for them. ‘Personal brand’ has become an increasingly common phrase and for good reason. Just as more traditional branding helps organizations to draw market awareness, public recognition and customer loyalty to them, building your own personal brand can have a comparably positive effect on employers’ and the labour market’s attitude to you as a professional. Let’s take a look at specific reasons for building your brand and some strategies for how to do so.
Employment is Continue reading
The first quarter of the year is typically a busy time for filling jobs. Companies with a calendar year budget have money to spend. The new year brings on new projects for which new staff is needed. Here are things to do NOW to maximize your job search chances in 2013:
Confirm your target industry and the job function you want to go for. Decide on your ideal lifestyle, work environment and compensation. Identify your career objectives Continue reading