When we were kids in school, there was a straightforward path set before us. We started a class, read the books, went to the lectures, did the homework, took the exam, and got the grade necessary to move on. All along the way, there were expected places where feedback on our performance and potential were given to us.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller
Our staffing and recruiting experts at TeamBuilder Search have conducted thousands of job interviews. In addition, we have conducted thousands of post-interview debriefs with hiring managers. We have learned what successful candidates do in job interview preparation.
“The Advent of social media is having a big impact on the job search today. It is critical that job seekers of all ages learn to use social media tools!” – Katie McGinty
Searching for your next role is an exciting time. Build and leverage your professional network throughout this process. LinkedIn offers great opportunities for career advancement networking. Find your next role with the help of your LinkedIn network.
Cover letters are meant to help you obtain an interview. Your cover letter separates you from other candidates. Demonstrate that you have the skills, experiences, and achievements needed to be successful in a role by providing a strong cover letter. Consider the following six tips:
All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. – Tom Peters in Fast Company
Sometimes, everything goes your way, your career is on fire, and everything you touch turns to gold. You are unstoppable in your career arc and everyone wants you on their team. However, sometimes, life throws us a curve ball.
If you have made a few career moves in a short period of time, then hiring managers may consider you a job hopper. You may already be aware that this label is usually not seen in a positive light.
When you’re buying a pair of pants, you have a general idea of what you want. You have a good idea of what size and style work for you, but there are other things you have to take into consideration as well.
According to Forbes, LinkedIn is the most advantageous professional networking platform. Among its 750+ million users are recruiters and staffing professionals looking to fill open roles and jobs. In fact, according to Kinsta, 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn. Regardless of whether you’re actively seeking a new role, keeping your LinkedIn profile up-to-date benefits your career development. Here are the top ten ways to optimize your LinkedIn profile.
A friend recently said this to me. It’s a well-known adage and it holds true—you cannot fill others if your own cup is empty. Current global events—as challenging as they are—provide an opportunity to really focus on personal, professional and career development.
Businesses are in uncharted waters and leaders are attempting to adjust their sails. The shift to remote work presents many challenges, but this uncertain time also presents many opportunities.
Mike Krzyzewski, more commonly known as Coach K, is arguably one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. I never liked Coach K, as his teams always defeated my favorite teams. However, with time and experience comes maturity.
Most people experience at least one unplanned job loss during their career. Being displaced or losing a job can be very challenging on multiple levels. It’s typical to have feelings of disbelief, anger, grief, along with concerns about financial security.
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is typically a company’s principal leader in the digital transformation process. 84% of companies fail at digital transformation, and the average tenure of a CDO is shorter than other C-Suite roles. Of course, there are many reasons for this; it isn’t easy to serve as the primary transformation leader and intermediary between other executives and functions in the creation and rollout of digital initiatives. In order to be successful as a CDO, you must have a champion mindset.
According to The Ladders, recruiters take six seconds to decide if a candidate is a good fit for a role. Get your recruiter’s attention with a stellar resume.
As a User Experience professional there are a lot of great things about your job. The educating, evangelizing, and influencing you get to perform, in a rapidly expanding profession, can be a wonderfully rewarding challenge.
User experience is a great career. Whether we’re talking about UX Strategy (opportunity side) or UX Design (solution side), helping people experience the feelings they want to have is a fulfilling way to spend one’s time. We’ve built many UX teams and we’ve learned a lot along the way.
Al Franken once said, “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your ‘mistakes’ for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” Digital transformation is not for the faint of heart. Mistakes and missteps are easy to come by, but many failures are also easily avoided. Here are ten mistakes to avoid in your digital transformation journey:
You may have heard about the two types of mindsets, Fixed and Growth, in recent years. According to the research conducted by Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset, the two mindsets can have an impact on career performance.
Imagine that you sell toys. If your goal is to get the attention of children, you will probably focus on the toy’s bright colors, the sounds it makes, and how fun it is to play with.
Finding the right talent isn’t easy. Top talent is greatly sought after, and in areas as high-demand as digital marketing, top candidates have many options. This is why niche recruiters are so valuable.
Do you have a critical digital role to fill?
As an executive digital-first staffing and recruiting agency, TeamBuilder Search helps get the right people, in the right seats, doing the right things.
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