Job seekers do a lot of waiting -- waiting to hear from employers, waiting for a promotion, and waiting for job opportunities to arise. So, how can you wait, other than patiently? Justin Zackal shares some tips from Kate Sweeny, professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, adding commentary specific to job seekers.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted normal communications with alumni as well as other constituencies and limited opportunities for meetings with alumni and other donor prospects. As we prepare to safely resume operations in the near future, it's a good time to review our approach to volunteers and prospective donors. Robert A. Scott discusses the five I's that are key to engaging alumni and friends.
When candidates are asked why they want a particular job, they tend to focus on extrinsic motivations, such as career advancement and long-term goals. However, failing to discuss intrinsic motivations is a common mistake that candidates make. Justin Zackal explores why employers value this information and how you can express it.
If you want to grow professionally, you have to get out of your comfort zone. Yet too often, executive recruiters see top-level talent stuck well within their comfort zone when plotting their next career steps -- sometimes uncertain of how to escape from a tightly defined type of role or industry. Here are some ways to go on the offensive in your job search, like a search firm.