The Most Sought-After Leadership Skills

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People often talk about “leadership” as if it’s a singular thing. But really leadership exists at the nexus of a series of skills. Given that fact, what are the key components of leadership? It’s an important question. Every organization wants successful managers. But beyond those supervisory roles, organizations seek out frontline employees who show leadership… Read more »

Strategies When Changing Your Career at the C-Level

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Changing career paths is difficult at any level. However, the challenges intensify when you reach the C-suite. That’s why you need well-considered strategies to make a meaningful switch. At the top rungs of the corporate ladder, your career becomes highly entrenched in a particular industry or specialty. It’s difficult to get people to see you… Read more »

Who Should Be Your Reference When You’re the Boss?

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References can represent a critical step in landing your dream job. You need the right people to detail your experience and commend your work habits. However, this process can get muddled when you don’t have a clear direct supervisor in your previous jobs. Who should be your reference when you’re the boss? A study conducted… Read more »

How Much of a Pay Raise Should I Request When Changing Jobs

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You’re ready to switch jobs. You’ve found a likely position and the process is moving towards the negotiation stage. How much of a pay raise should you ask for? In the post-pandemic world, pay rates are rising throughout the economy. That puts you in a good position. The tight labor market gives you significant leverage… Read more »

What is the World of Remote Work Going to Do to My Salary?

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The rise of the work-at-home trend has sparked a lot of changes. Work schedules, home lives, and wardrobes have all come under scrutiny. But what about pay rates? How will remote work impact your salary? We have entered a new era. The pandemic has taken the long-simmering trend of remote work and turned a flamethrower… Read more »

Coworkers Leaving? Does This Mean It’s Your Time to Go Too?

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Turnover is a fact of life at any company. However, while occasional departures represent a normal part of business, you shouldn’t see a stampede to the exits. If everyone is quitting at your work, you might want to take the hint. According to Mercer, the average turnover among U.S. companies tracks at around 22%. However,… Read more »

Networking Is Your Golden Ticket to Your Next C-Level Position

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Everyone knows networking is essential to building a career. This is even more true for C-Suite positions, where the hiring process almost always comes down to relationships.  For these high-level executive positions, networking becomes the golden ticket. Managing professional connections is important at every level of the corporate hierarchy. A study conducted by LinkedIn showed… Read more »

3 Things to Look for in an Executive Recruiter to Find Your Niche

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You’ve spent years developing specialized skills and a deep wealth of information about your industry. You need a leadership position that will get the most out of this targeted knowledge. That’s why you need an executive recruiter with a standout reputation within your niche. But how do you find these gems? A niche recruiter will… Read more »

Do I Really Need to “Job Search” At the C-Suite Level?

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Securing a spot in another C-Suite requires tact and the application of a special set of skills. Yes, you need to take steps to find a new position as an executive. But that process doesn’t look the typical “job search” you would use for other professions. Adding your name to another company’s leadership roster isn’t… Read more »

How to Job Search As a Busy Executive in the 2021 Job Market

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Will you be one of the high-ranking executives looking to upgrade their careers following the pandemic? If so, it’s important to have a clear-eyed view of the job market in 2021. You’ll also want the best strategy to find a better position while still maintaining your schedule as a busy executive. The end of the… Read more »