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The style of your initial contact counts

The email that every headhunter will ignore

It’s not uncommon these days to proactively get in touch with a Headhunter. Headhunters are on the hunt for top talent for their next open senior management positions, and no one will object if you “help out” in the process. In our interviews with headhunters and top recruiters we determine how one should behave in interviews to be successful, and…

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Professional development

Management Skills 101: How setting expectations is critical to leadership

How is setting expectations a critical leadership skill? Research states one of the top reasons for unhappiness in the workplace is communication issues with one’s manager/supervisor. One of the key shortcomings for this case lies with the managers. Very often managers make incorrect assumptions that employees have all of the information needed about what needs to be…

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Making a plan of action

Establishing Career Goals to Achieve Your Dreams

If you’re looking to move forward in your career, it’s important to have a vision for your future. No matter what position you’re in now, establishing career goals can steer you in the right direction of where you want to go and can lead you to success. Without career goals, you can stay complacent and…

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Put your best foot forward!

9 Ways to Modernize a C-Level Resume Without Compromising Your Worth

Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, explains nine easy ways professionals can successfully modernize senior-level resumes — without compromising their worth. #1: Upgrade your contact information If you possess a certification or other advanced degree that is valued in your field, be sure to include the initials of this credential after your name, at…

benefits of internal networking
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Advancing your career

The Benefits of Internal Networking

Think networking and you probably think of LinkedIn, professional associations, meetups and conferences. Most people assume that the most useful networking happens outside the office. Yet if you really want to get ahead in your organization, you should make sure you are thoroughly connected to your colleagues first. Even if your job does not require…

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Employees unfit for criticism

How to properly use feedback as a management tool

With a loud bang the door slams shut. You are sitting alone at the table because your coworker has just left the room in a rage – your well-intentioned employee review meeting has ended in disaster. You were well prepared, but then your constructive criticism became less constructive…We’ll show you how to best express legitimate…

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Successfully starting something new

“Reboot”: How managers over 50 can reinvent themselves

At the beginning of the 50’s, many previously successful corporate rising-stars suddenly find themselves stuck in middle management. Since top positions are scarce, only a few of them can continue climbing the career ladder. Most usually end up in a professional dead end. Instead of remaining resigned to this fate, these managers should have the…