Cofounder of SixFigureStart, Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio is a career coach and has worked for the bluest of blue chips for the past 25 years. Her companies include Citigroup, Pfizer, and the COO of Campus Recruiting for Merrill Lynch. Thanasoulis-Cerrachio also coauthors a career blog for Vault.com.
Whether you just headed past Hannukah, are crashing into Christmas, or coasting to Kwanzaa, here are some ways you can make it through cheerfully even if you are still unemployed. And make no mistake about it—you must be cheerful/positive because this is prime networking season!
A job seeker recently asked me what to do if he sweats … profusely! He is very self conscious of his sweaty palms and the actual sweat beads that form on this face. Here are some strategies that will absolutely alleviate these symptoms.
I’ve run staffing groups at Fortune 500 firms for almost 25 years and now I’m a career coach and train individuals on how to have the best job search process possible. Often times, I help them map out what their top strengths are, and what areas they are looking to develop, because this is a top question that is often asked in an interview.
I’ve hired thousands of people over the years – everyone from college interns to MBAs to VPs to Managing Directors. There are certain behaviors exhibited during an interview that are bound to help your chances of getting a second interview, and ultimately getting that coveted job offer!
How do you manage an interview question about your past employer when you left on a very bad note? And how do you dare give references knowing your boss would slam you in a minute?
Searching for a job is a roller coaster ride! There are some days when you are flying high and there are other days when you are in a free fall and your stomach is in your throat. Having a positive attitude is the one thing that will support your entire job search process.
I have interviewed well over 10,000 candidates and probably hired several thousand of them. Throughout these thousands of interviews, and thousands of hires, I have honed a very important skill: I can identify EXACTLY what impresses an interviewer and EXACTLY what doesn’t.