4 red hot global career management trends I learned in Madrid  Career agility, beBee.com, bitcoin, big data, knowledge nomads and more… Earlier this month I had the privilege of attending a conference of world-leading career coaches and résumé writers from around the world in beautiful and historic Madrid, Spain. Conference

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Executive job interviews, body language and Sugar the birdA couple of years ago a friend introduced me to the idea of taking quarterly work retreats away from the office. I am amazed at the boost in my productivity. The simple change in scenery changes my perspective. It’s energizing. And it’s

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Being fired: What to say to recruiters when you are firedFired. Laid off. Let go. Downsized. Right-sized. These are all euphemisms for unemployment. No matter what you call it, it means you’re out of a job.You may have worked for the same company for decades. It’s a shock to be

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Linked In scripts you can customize Do you avoid reaching out to decision-makers at your targeted companies because you’re unsure how to do so? Perhaps you feel wary or awkward about doing so? In my experience using Linked In for business since 2011, I have only had two or three

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Build your executive career brand and online presence by using LinkedIn as a springboard Business development, whether for your business or your career, requires some degree of online branding. But it doesn’t need to be difficult. There are many platforms to select from, but most, whether they are job searchers

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Recently I worked with an executive who is with an international consulting firm. He had been approached by the SVP of Research and Development and encouraged to apply for an upcoming senior-level vacancy. My client is brilliant, ambitious and clearly on the fast track. Both of us were feeling confident that he would

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The Board CV for CEOs If you are a CEO positioning yourself for a board seat with the S&P, the Fortune 1000s, and large-cap companies, there are key perspectives you will need to consider for your board CV. The key difference between a job CV and a board CV is

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Asking for career help: How to ask the Chairman of the Board for his advice [script]. Do you struggle to ask senior-level business people for career help? Do you feel shy at the thought of asking someone you don’t know for advice? Here is a simple plan that you can

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Re-energize your career inside your own company. Are you a solid performer but think that you have been overlooked for promotions or special projects? Do you ever feel invisible to your senior leaders? Don’t let what happened to Bianca happen to you. Bianca was a high-performing protection engineer for a

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Cover Letter Help for Busy Executives How to create a simple cover letter to a CEO or Chair of the Board without an internal introduction. If you want to introduce yourself to a company, without knowing whether a job opportunity exists, you can use this simple cover letter to do

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