The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted April 18, 2012 by

Executives Concerned about Inappropriate Content being Posted by Employees

Executives have raised concerns about the type of content that their employees are posting.  However, there may be a benefit to this practice.


Qumu, business video platform provider, recently announced the results of its April 2012 Business Video Behavior Project, which looked at the topic of Employee Generated Content (EGC) in the enterprise.  In a survey of 240 managers and executives across a variety of disciplines, Qumu found that more than half of them (51.2%) are concerned that employees will upload irresponsible content to the company network, and 12% of executives even admit they worry about employees uploading embarrassing videos of them from company parties. (more…)

Posted March 22, 2012 by

Executives Have To Eat Too – Resources For Executive Job Search

Dream more than others think practical…Expect more than others think possible.” – Howard Schultz

Career AlleyThe infamous food chain (not to be confused with a food web!).

This is where corporate life mimics the animal world, although in the corporate world the food chain is shaped like a pyramid, with lots of junior employees at the base and fewer senior people as you move up the pyramid.

With that picture in mind, the more senior your role, the more difficult it is to find a new job. So, how long does it take to find a more senior job? (more…)

Posted March 20, 2012 by

What Makes You a Great Executive Catch?

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

When hiring managers are searching for their next executive candidate, they’re not looking for someone mediocre.  They want someone who is incredibly talented, knowledgeable, and skillful—and with an inordinate amount of drive and passion for what he or she does.  This is what they consider to be a great catch.

Do you fit into this category?  Can you go above and beyond the call of duty to meet the demands of the company at such an important level?  If you can, your job is to prove it through your resume.  Here are some tips to help you show the company that you are indeed a great catch. (more…)

Posted February 22, 2012 by

Consider These 3 Tips When Writing Your Six-Figure Resume

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Once you reach the executive level and begin writing resumes for a six-figure salary, it becomes crucial that you go that extra mile to show you can provide the results a company is looking for. Your executive resume is beyond important in convincing an employer of this.

The problem many top-level professionals experience when writing resumes is they fail to show the depth of their experience. If you want hiring managers to absolutely believe you’re qualified, then you have to show your worth. Here are some tips to help push you toward your goal: (more…)

Posted February 17, 2012 by

4 Ways C-Level Executives Can Write Recession-Proof Resumes

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

There’s no doubt that we have been experiencing a tough economy for several years.  With millions of workers having suffered job loss, competition has grown increasingly steep.  Of course, an increase in competition means that job seekers have to work extremely hard to secure employment, C-level workers included.  This is why it’s important for senior executives to learn to write recession-proof resumes by following these four guidelines: (more…)

Posted February 02, 2012 by

Workplace Humor Is Key Part of Cultural Fit, Executives Say

Is it good to LOL at work? A new survey from Accountemps suggests it could be. Nearly eight in 10 (79 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said an employee’s sense of humor is important for fitting into the company’s corporate culture.

CFOs were asked, “How important is an employee’s sense of humor in him or her fitting into your company’s corporate culture?” Their responses: (more…)

Posted January 25, 2012 by

Salary Negotiation More Open to Executives, Survey says

Job seekers who want potential employers to “show them the money” may be in luck, a new Robert Half survey suggests. More than one-third (38 percent) of executives interviewed said they are more willing to negotiate salary with top candidates than they were one year ago. Just 5 percent of respondents said they are less willing to negotiate.

CFOs were asked, “Compared to 12 months ago, are you more willing or less willing to negotiate salary with top job candidates?” Their responses: (more…)

Posted January 23, 2012 by

Using Marketing Skills To Create An Amazing Six-Figure Resume

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

At the six-figure level, you’ve probably used some level of marketing to sell aspects of your business to clients—or even sell a prospective employee on why they should join a company.  But have you thought about using these same marketing techniques to sell yourself as an executive candidate?  If you haven’t, now’s the time to consider some tips on ways to get this done. (more…)

Posted December 21, 2011 by

Why a LinkedIn Profile Is Crucial for C-Level Executives

LinkedIn has become the go-to site for individuals who want to display all aspects of their professional life in one place.  By setting up a profile you can showcase your resume, display your professional websites and blogs, garner recommendations, catch up with former associates, and acquire new networking contacts.

There’s currently no better online “catch all” for professionals hoping to gain exposure with recruiters and hiring managers.  This is why, as a C-level executive, it’s a good idea that you jump on the bandwagon with everyone else. (more…)

Posted December 02, 2011 by

Survey: Professional-Level Hiring Expected to Increase in First Quarter of 2012; Executives See Rise in Recruiting Challenges

Employers expect to increase hiring for professional-level positions in the first quarter, but they have concerns about finding qualified candidates for these roles, a new Robert Half survey shows. A net 10 percent of executives interviewed for the Robert Half Professional Employment Report plan to add full-time staff in the first three months of the year, up three points from the fourth-quarter forecast. However, the number of respondents who report recruiting challenges also is on the rise: 67 percent of executives said it is at least somewhat challenging to find skilled employees today, up from 59 percent last quarter and 42 percent in the third quarter.

Eighty-seven percent of respondents said they are at least somewhat confident in their organizations’ ability to grow in the first quarter. (more…)