Who are you and what do you do? My name is Jane Moss and I’m self-employed as a writer, with my own business running retreats and courses for writers (www.thewritingretreat.co.uk). I have a background in marketing and communication and I use those skills now to coach companies and individuals in how to promote their brand. No two weeks are ever [...]
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Our career advice & guidance insights will advise you on various elements of the executive job search world, all designed to help you land your next role faster. It's important to take the right paths when carrying out your job hunt, career change or executive coaching (whether you are focusing on individual executive career coaching or professional outplacement), and therefore our career advice blog is a vital tool to your success.
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The very first contact that we often have with another person on a business or employment matter is through means of the telephone. We might be calling to set up a time for an interview or calling to confirm an appointment. This initial opportunity to impress is just as important as when you walk through the door on the day [...]
All too often I hear people dismiss networking as a 'necessary evil' that's nevertheless an important part of their company's business development strategy. I may wholeheartedly disagree with the term 'evil' but it's always good to hear networking being referred to as 'necessary'. You will hear a lot of the word "networking" in our executive career coaching & outplacement services. [...]
You may have experienced some issues around working with recruiters. This can be alleviated through greater understanding of the processes and priorities of their business model (servicing their clients). It’s also important to recognise that the process is not linear; it takes time for recruiters to hear back from their clients. It’s appropriate to send the odd email to check [...]
The elevator pitch (also known as an elevator speech, or elevator statement) is a short summary used to quickly and simply define you and your value proposition. It's a succinct few sentences that sum up your experience and value to the listener. Here, Steve discusses the structure of the elevator pitch and how this might vary in relation to different contexts. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/elevatorpitch_converted.mp3
You have probably encountered the phrase emotional intelligence by now, as it's a fairly popular hot topic these days. Have you taken any of the concepts on board? Do you buy into them? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject. When it comes to career development whether going through an arduous job search, or an interview process, [...]