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Eunice Azzani is managing director of the San Francisco office of Korn/Ferry International, a leading executive-search firm. She farms high-level executives for the world’s most powerful companies and has had “a good time pushing the envelope and wreaking havoc all the way.” Azzani offers the following guide to career gardening.
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There’s nothing better than getting offered the job you want. But no matter how psyched you are to have an offer, you should always give yourself some time to think it over–preferably a day. Spend this time figuring out if the offer truly is right for you. The following guidelines are precautionary, but they’ll prevent problems from happening down the line.
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As a newcomer to unemployment, you’ve been taking the standard approach—sending out your resume and banking on a hiring manager to call with a $90,000-a-year job reserved just for you. This is not going to happen.
You need to start using your intellect instead of your emotions, and analyze what’s happening. You’re doing exactly what everyone else is doing, which makes your job … [ Read more ]
Those career seekers who stick to the biggest jobs sites are missing out on a ton of opportunities—more than one-half of listings are on other sites, according to Wanted Technologies.
During June 2004, Wanted Technologies scanned through over 300 employment sites related to the top five Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the US to collect data for the study. Job boards that are … [ Read more ]
Despite all the promise of Internet job hunting, a tiny proportion of jobs are filled online. Forrester Research found that even at the peak of the tech boom, only 4% of job hunters found employment through online boards. (Help-wanted ads scored a 23% success rate that same year.) “Job boards are a research tool, not a matchmaking service,” says Margaret Riley Dikel of the Riley … [ Read more ]
To help you conclude your next job search with a sure kill, Fast Company asked Nick A. Corcodilos, author of the myth-busting book titled “Ask the Headhunter”, to map out a plan for reinventing the rules of the hunt.
- Your resume is meaningless.
Headhunters know that a resume rarely gets you inside a company. A resume can’t defend you or answer questions about you.
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