How to Become a CEO Your Path to Chief Executive Officer
Dreaming of becoming a CEO? You can turn that dream into a reality with some sweat, smarts, and a whole lot of dedication to the climb. No matter what….Read more
Changing sectors mid-career? Yes, it’s possible
Have you been feeling stuck for a long time, like you’ve reached the height of where you can aspire already? You want to take a step in another direction, take on new challenges, but you wonder whether, after 15 or 20 years working, it’s too late to reinvent yourself.Read more
How to become a Google executive with an MBA
When we think of a professional like Fuencisla Clemares (MBA ’00), one of the first questions that comes to mind is where does she get the time to do so many things and so well. It really seems like her days are longer than everyone else’s. Are they?Read more
How Do I Become a CEO
There are three breakthrough pathways that the most successful C-suite residents tend to leverage.
Being a Fixer, Relationship maven or a Passion player
If you’re someone who aspires to lead an organization in order to create real change, let’s see what it takes to lead thousands of employees and be outstanding at itRead more
Landing a C-Suite Job
New executive openings are more likely to occur in growing business segments
The ability to think and act strategically is expected of executive leaders, and you must employ tactical capabilities as you conduct your executive job search. Here are a few things you should consider when trying to get an executive job.
Unlocking The C-Suite
C-suite Functions Are In Permanent Flux: As organizations become flatter and more team-based, levels of management are shrinking. While this makes team makeup more important across the board, it also means that top teams are expanding, with today’s CEOs having more direct reports than in the pastRead more
4 Resources you Need if you’re aiming for the C-Suite
As with any goal, if the C-Suite is where you want to be, you need a plan. And then you need to get the best resources to help you implement your plan.
Being smart, accomplished and talented is not enough to get to the C-Suite.
Navigating a C-Suite Job Search
The best advice for navigating a C-Suite Executive job search is:
Be ready to be recruited, Be patient with recruiters and the process, Update your marketing documents to show that you are successful, Make yourself visible, Network well, Be prepared for interviews.
Pandemic Job Search Guide for Mid-level & Executives
A Compact resource galore for Mid-career professionals and executives who have been laid off or are in stalled job searches due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This post also includes Video Interviewing Techniques, Networking Tips, and Hidden Job Market Strategies
Successfully landing in the C-Suite
One of the core beliefs in the United States is that if you work hard and do a good job, you will get ahead. Putting aside the obvious error of this belief, the person who actually gets ahead, isn’t always the smartest or doesn’t work the hardest. People get ahead by being alert to opportunityRead more
5 Creative Tech Careers You’ll Love
When I told my family and friends that I wanted to learn how to code, I heard a lot of this: “But why would you want to get into technology? You’re so creative!” They meant well, but it turns out that there are plenty of jobs for creative types in the tech industryRead more
How to Start a New Career in Web Design
If you’re considering starting a new career in tech, there’s a huge list of niches and job roles to consider and even more paths to getting there. But one of the first choices you’ll likely make is pretty straightforward: design or development?Read more
What To Do When Your Career Doesn’t Match Your Interests
Seven concepts to help you find a new path. I’m sharing what I suggested to my friend who is not sure how to find direction and move forward in his career. I’m hoping it can help you if you find yourself similarly lost or confusedRead more
How I got my first developer job at age 40
I’m sitting in a café in the heart of Madrid, having a cup of coffee, tapping away at my laptop while it rains outside. In a few moments I will walk into my first day as a front-end developer. 10 months ago I was an English teacher in Granada who knew nothing about programming, and now I’m here. How did this happenRead more
Mental Models for Career Changes
Career changes are some of the biggest moves we will ever make, but they don’t have to be daunting. Using mental models to make decisions we determine where we want to go and how to get there. The result is a change that aligns with the person we are, as well as the person we want to be.Read more
12 Ways to Get a Job Interview and One Way Not To
Job Hunting Tip #1: don’t apply directly to any job posting. The only exception to this rule is if you’re a perfect fit based on the skills, experiences and titles listed on the job description. If you’re not perfect, you shouldn’t spend more than 20% of your time applying to jobs. However, if you think you can do the job, even if you’re not a perfect match on the requirements listed, there are many things you can do to get an interviewRead more