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Our insights, advice and best practices on job search strategies, professional development and growth mindset.
I recently took Daniel Pink’s MasterClass on Sales and Persuasion (which was excellent). He surveyed 5,000 people and asked them what they thought of when they think about sales. The #1 adjective hands down was “pushy.” Not surprisingly 25 of the top 50 adjectives were negative. He also asked what they pictured when they thought of a salesperson and the overwhelming majority was a used car salesman.
The job search is a daunting task — mostly because it pushes us out of our comfort zone. It’s hard to get motivated to do activities that we’re not particularly skilled at and uncertain of the results. In order to be successful you have to have a strong desire and understand your why. If a new job leads to growth opportunities, better cultural fit and greater financial rewards — then it becomes a worthwhile venture.
Mark built a career in investment banking and technology research at Fortune 100 companies. He then made a strategic career move into corporate development and strategy at a leading consumer electronics company.
What’s your elevator pitch? You know, that punchy story about you that’s going to grab people’s attention and capture who you are — all within 30 seconds.
Achieve your dream job in 2021 JULIE CHASE | JANUARY 13, 2020 Happy New Year! While I logically understood that nothing would fundamentally change on January 1, I felt a collective sigh of relief once we entered the new year. And even though this year has...
I finished my Christmas shopping today (online) and the overall experience was less fun as well as less stressful than other years. Partly because I enjoy going to stores and seeing all the festive decorations, perusing beautiful displays and feeling satisfied after accumulating bundles of perfect gifts. On the flip side, the busy crowds and bumper to bumper traffic are beyond frustrating.
I planned on writing this article the week of Thanksgiving, but got a cold and didn’t feel well. I remember feeling frustrated and guilty as I lay on the couch.
Kara has extensive experience building teams and processes that help companies scale growth. She’s led customer success and support teams across media, wellness and tech industries. Kara’s customer-centric approach contributed to greater adoption, engagement and higher NPS scores.
There are so many strong opinions and perspectives on resumes. It’s impossible to sort through all the information and reconcile contradictory advice. The good news is that I’ve written hundreds of resumes that have helped job seekers tell their story, make a great impression and get the interviews they want.
Krunal started his career in India and moved to the US to go to business school. After graduating, he landed a great job as a program manager where he led the delivery of key software and hardware products for a manufacturing company during his 6 year tenure.
Tips to boost your LinkedIn profile JULIE CHASE | NOVEMBER 3, 2020 Building or strengthening your professional brand is essential to a successful job search. While the resume still plays a significant role, your LinkedIn (LI) profile is equally, if not more important....
After taking a personal sabbatical, Brinton started his job search. He networked and applied online, but wasn’t getting much traction. Just like with his work, Brinton believed the harder he worked, the better results he’d net. But that wasn’t the case. So he joined our program.
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