Archive for jobseeking SmartBlogs

How do you turn a company into the career destination for job seekers? Show them how your company makes something that they can relate to, something meaningful — something real. And, make them feel like they will have opportunity to grow.

Challenge: Textron is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services.[…] Continue Reading »

If you have been job-searching during the past few years, you probably are aware that there is a hidden or unadvertised job market.

It’s likely that you have heard from friends and colleagues who found jobs through a networking contact or word of mouth and not by answering a classified advertisement, uploading a resume or completing an online application.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Ken Segall, who was Apple’s creative director for advertising.

Being diversified and well-rounded have their advantages, but they can also lead you to be labeled as dispassionate and without expertise in anything, says Ken Segall, formerly of Apple.[…] Continue Reading »

This interview is with Dave Gowel, who has been recognized as a “LinkedIn Jedi” by and The Boston Globe. He is the CEO of RockTech and the author of “The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals, and Change the Way You Do Business Using LinkedIn” (Wiley, December 2011). Gowel co-founded RockTech with Mark Rockefeller to build software that helps corporations increase productivity through quicker adoption of underutilized technology.[…] Continue Reading »

Today’s guest post is by Richard Zeoli, executive communications coach and author of “The 7 Principles of Public Speaking.”

The term “self promotion” often carries a negative connotation — and with good reason. No one enjoys associating with someone whose solution to every problem starts — and ends — with the letter “I.” At the same time, unless others know what you do — and can do — chances are they will never realize they need your services.[…] Continue Reading »