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Why is mentoring important?

Posted on August 20, 2012 by

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People who have attained great heights in their chosen careers, whether in business or academia, in athletics or the arts, are always happy to name, and give credit, to their mentors. And those mentors, although they may be quick to minimize their contribution, agree that the relationship was one of mentor-mentee.

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You’ve got mail? So what?

Posted on July 20, 2012 by

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You are at work, focused on putting the finishing touches on a report that’s due tomorrow morning. Getting this report finished is the most important thing you have to do today. You’ve set your phone to do-not-disturb, and closed your office door. You are determined not to let anything disrupt your concentration … or at least that’s your plan.

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Matthew Henry, the 17th-century writer said, “Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin deep.” The same can be said for counteroffers, those magnetic enticements designed to lure you back into the nest after you’ve decided it’s time to fly away.

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Learn the top résumé tips for getting your résumé noticed from a professional recruiter.

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Make a memorable impression with an attractive, results-oriented marketing document

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Engaging an executive recruiter is a big decision for most hiring managers, and one that must be taken carefully. When you decide to “go to search” for a candidate, you are making a large financial commitment and putting yourself out on a professional limb. You’ll need to justify the cost to your superiors, and explain why you do not feel that the best candidate can be found through lower-cost options. If the search fails, you will be held responsible for that failure.

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There is no more important hour than that spent in an interview. Remember, you are there to provide information. The employment interview is more than a recitation of your background and experience. It is a competitive process wherein information is exchanged, impressions formed and conclusions drawn. Your chances of presenting yourself favorably will be enhanced if you follow some simple advice.

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Many companies use telephone screening as a cost-effective tool and if you are interviewing for a position in another location, it will be the rule and not the exception.

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In part 3 of “Successful Job Interviewing” takes a look at appropriate questions for candidates to ask a prospective employer.

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Part 2 of “Successful Job Interviewing” offers a comprehensive list of questions employers ask candidates during an interview.

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