Salary Negotiation Chances are you’ve not had to negotiate a starting salary for a long time—potentially never if you’ve been rapidly promoted and repeatedly recruited throughout your career. Starting from ground-zero in the salary negotiation process can be daunting for even the most business-savvy executive. This guide will familiarize you with

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Influencing and Networking for Executives  When you’re changing industries or need to learn about a new technology, product, or market, it can be helpful to meet with experts in that area. Asking for mentorship by industry leaders is an effective method of building your professional equity and of positioning you

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We’ve grown and changed! From Word Right to Westgate We are pleased to announce the launch of our new corporate identity Westgate Executive Branding & Career Consulting. After more than eight years as Word Right, a boutique writing and HR consultancy, we’ve evolved into a full-service boutique executive branding and

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Rather than Start Over, why not Redesign your Existing Job? The hidden job market – part 7 You're an achiever. It's time to build on that achievement. You’re an achiever. You’ve always been excited by challenge and eager to get the job done. Your reputation states that in getting the

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Tapping into the Hidden Job Market – Part 6Trying to envision our next step on the corporate ladder is daunting for most – especially when change is not necessarily what we wanted.When, in truth, change was foisted upon us. Being made redundant or laid off, even, being dismissed, makes climbing

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Tapping into The Hidden Job Market pt 5   “Don’t Do It!” is a phrase I seldom say – to adults, at any rate.People who know me professionally have described me as a positive person, encouraging in my approach, and optimistic in my outlook. But (and it’s a big but…) There

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Tapping into the Hidden Job Market pt 4   I’m not a person who’s too quick to classify or categorize different types of people – although I readily accept that there are many types. I, myself, am one type and you, my reader, are another and so it goes. Some say

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Tapping into the Hidden Job Market pt 3     This month, we continue to explore The Hidden Job Market – that legendary (but not mythical) place where 80-90% of the most plum jobs in your world are never advertised. Nonetheless those jobs open and close with or without you.  A

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Tapping into the Hidden Job Market part 2As promised, over the next few months, I’ll expand on the Hidden Job Market with a view to continue clarifying fact from fiction – even when it sounds like fiction!Here’s a story – based on fact – of how some jobs don’t even

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How to Find a C-level Job That Isn’t AdvertisedTapping into the Hidden Job Market part 1I get a great many comments about my website and how it reflects my approach to guiding executives successfully to their next C-level job. What seems to capture the imagination of my site visitors most

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