Author Archive | Kathy Simmons

The Executive Update

Every week, NETSHARE hosts Ask the Coach, a phone-in coaching session with leading career management experts. In a recent Ask the Coach with Christine Dennison,The Job Search Coach the questions were focused on LinkedIn, personal branding and resumes. LinkedIn: Do I really need a paid account? Chris noted that the basic free account will allow […]

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Is Industry Experience Always Required?

  One of the most frustrating things I see in aligning talented people with opportunities is the stubborn insistence on industry experience. That’s why I was heartened to see a post by Ron Thomas “Industry Experience Required” Is a Mindset We Need to Get Out Of”  on TLNT.com a website for HR professionals. Mr. Thomas […]

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Is Industry Experience Always Required?

  One of the most frustrating things I see in aligning talented people with opportunities is the stubborn insistence on industry experience. That’s why I was heartened to see a post by Ron Thomas “ Industry Experience Required” Is a Mindset We Need to Get Out Of”  on TLNT.com a website for HR professionals. Mr. […]

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Ten Years On

  Let me start by saying I was an early adopter of LinkedIn and somewhat of an evangelist for the service. I urged NETSHARE members to set up profiles and connected with them. I’m part of the OpenLink network and do my best to pay it forward. Maybe it’s me, but lately I’ve been feeling […]

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Ten Years On

  Let me start by saying I was an early adopter of LinkedIn and somewhat of an evangelist for the service. I urged NETSHARE members to set up profiles and connected with them. I’m part of the OpenLink network and do my best to pay it forward. Maybe it’s me, but lately I’ve been feeling […]

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Are You a Results Oriented Executive?

Besides being a resume cliché, it seems that there are some disadvantages to being too focused on results – at least when it comes to achieving your goals. I’ve written before about using visualization as a part of the job search process and there is a wealth of scientific evidence that supports its effectiveness in […]

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Are You a Results Oriented Executive?

Besides being a resume cliché, it seems that there are some disadvantages to being too focused on results – at least when it comes to achieving your goals. I’ve written before about using visualization as a part of the job search process and there is a wealth of scientific evidence that supports its effectiveness in […]

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Ask the Coach

Every week, NETSHARE hosts Ask the Coach, a phone-in coaching session with leading career management experts. In a recent Ask the Coach with Pam Quinn the focus was on working with recruiters. On a recent call with Pam Quinn, a participant asked a question about working with recruiters. He was concerned about a questionnaire he […]

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Ask the Coach

Every week, NETSHARE hosts Ask the Coach, a phone-in coaching session with leading career management experts. In a recent Ask the Coach with Pam Quinn the focus was on working with recruiters. On a recent call with Pam Quinn, a participant asked a question about working with recruiters. He was concerned about a questionnaire he […]

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Givers, Takers and Matchers

Lately I’ve been reading a number of articles about a new book by Adam Grant, “ Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.” Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton and an expert in organizational psychology. The book examines the correlation between success and the way one approaches interactions with others. Grant classifies […]

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