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Keep Calm & Carry On – Accord India


From our Indian partner “Accord India” in AltoPartners. Although the article is based on the feeling in India currently, it’s also relevant to how many of our local friends currently feel in China as China itself undergoes an unsettled period.   … Continue reading

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On Track for an Early CEO Exit? Three Ways to Defy the Statistic


These findings from Dr. Noel Tichy at the University of Michigan make it clear that occupational hazards at the top are on the rise. Some hazards have been there all along: investor group take overs; merger and acquisition shakeups; pressure … Continue reading

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Explaining an employment gap in a interview


Having a gap between jobs on your resume used to be a serious detractor to your application. However, times have changed, and in a post-recession world, interrupted employment is commonplace for job seekers — particularly for those in the layoff-stricken … Continue reading

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3 tips to improve your cover letter


By preparing a highly targeted and personalised cover letter, you are already increasing your chances of getting noticed when applying for a job.  By impressing the reader with a well written cover letter they will enthusiastically move onto your resume. … Continue reading

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How to Remake your LinkedIn Profile for Job Search


Making yourself visible for potential job applications during these difficult times can be hard for almost every type of professional, so you want to give yourself every advantage possible to be on the readers screen. The social networking age has … Continue reading

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Choose Your References Wisely


One of your first moves when considering a job change should be to review your professional network for people who can serve as references. Prospective employers and recruiters alike are likely to ask you for three or four people who … Continue reading

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How To Successfully Work with Recruiters


Perhaps the most important point is that if a recruiter contacts you, there’s a reason . . . it’s very possible that the reason could result in a sensational career opportunitiy.  One of the things I like best about my … Continue reading

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Getting Out Cleanly – How to Leave Your Job


If you are leaving a position voluntarily to take something new, there is a right way and a wrong way to leave your current company.  Here are a few tips:   Resign Classy:   Keep it brief.  Don’t say anything … Continue reading

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How to Resign


If you are about to accept a new position, you probably made your decision with logic and reason.  If you are currently employed, you may be on the brink of the emotional roller coaster.   Resigning from your company can … Continue reading

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Authentic Leadership Characteristics


What do you look for in a candidate? Experience? Technical skills? These skills may certainly be desired, but a recent study of over 2,500 hiring managers and human resource professionals demonstrated that emotional intelligence is topping the credentials chart. Emotional … Continue reading

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