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Daisy Wright is an award winning career coach, author and certified resume strategist who collaborates with mid-level professionals, managers, and executives to develop attention-grabbing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other career marketing documents that focus on telling their career stories and getting them hired FASTER!

Visit her website at www.thewrightcareer.com

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Bosses Prefer to Communicate via Email

Have you been trying to reach the CEO of a company, or any C-Level executive? Forget the telephone. Send them an email.

According to Officeteam, a staffing agency that routinely conducts surveys around workplace watercooler issues, the boss prefers to communicate via email. Two-thirds (65 per cent) of the 150 senior executives it contacted would rather communicate by e-mail.

The survey results are as follows:

**31 per cent said they preferred face-to-face meetings at work

**3 per cent preferred receiving an old-fashioned paper memo

**1 per cent of prefer voice-mail messages

The risk with emails is that they might never get read, or the boss may quickly delete them.

To ensure your email is read, make sure to have a capturing subject line, and no gimmicks. A genuine headline that will grab the boss’ attention.

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How To Secure Your Dream Job

“The most important thing is that you must understand the company you are approaching. Then show them you can marry the organisation with your personal qualities.

“Most companies don’t care about anything except how the interviewee is going to improve the company itself. So tell them: Sell yourself as a package; present yourself as a business proposition. You are delivering a set of expectations related to your education, upbringing, attitude – your brand.

When you are looking for a job, you’re searching for an avenue to show The Ultimate You. Your main selling point should be to show how you will help the organisation reach its goals, while you are reaching your own.

“Also important is how you present yourself. Your appearance must mirror the image of the organisation. Reflect how the head of the organisation presents himself or herself. The CEO is the embodiment of its brand, and you cannot go wrong projecting a similarity. It doesn’t mean you must spend the kind of money that they do on clothing – it is more about attitude and capturing their brand.”

thebe ikalafeng
Brand expert and author

Want to Secure Your Dream Job? Learn to Brand Yourself First

“The most important thing is that you must understand the company you are approaching. Then show them you can marry the organisation with your personal qualities.

“Most companies don’t care about anything except how the interviewee is going to improve the company itself. So tell them: Sell yourself as a package; present yourself as a business proposition. You are delivering a set of expectations related to your education, upbringing, attitude – your brand.

When you are looking for a job, you’re searching for an avenue to show The Ultimate You. Your main selling point should be to show how you will help the organisation reach its goals, while you are reaching your own.

“Also important is how you present yourself. Your appearance must mirror the image of the organisation. Reflect how the head of the organisation presents himself or herself. The CEO is the embodiment of its brand, and you cannot go wrong projecting a similarity. It doesn’t mean you must spend the kind of money that they do on clothing – it is more about attitude and capturing their brand.”

thebe ikalafeng,
Brand expert and author

A Personal Branding Summit – November 8, 2007

The concept of personal branding has become popular enough that there will be a “Personal Branding Summit,” to be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007.

If you are in the hunt for a new job, or looking to advance your current career, personal branding is one of the best ways to secure a favorable impression from hiring managers or current bosses. Visit http://www.personalbrandingsummit.com/program-schedule.html and register to ‘attend’ the summit. Even if you can’t participate, register and the audio link will be sent to you.

You Have Been Offered the Job…Now What? (Part II)

You have been offered the job and are now on probation. This is usually a scary time. You might begin to second-guess your decision, or you might be concerned that you won’t be able to live up to your new employer’s expectations. Although the following suggestions are meant for employers, as a new recruit, you will benefit tremendously from such advice. Thanks to human resources director, Dana Jarvis:

Navigate the construction. There will be times during this “test drive” that you will uncover development needs. Make a list and have a conversation with the new employee to discover learning and development opportunities.

Use the brakes. New employees may find it hard to learn the organizational nuances and culture, thus leading them down the wrong road. Take time out to check in with the new employee on a consistent basis to see how they feel about how things are going. Communicate, communicate—and then communicate some more.

Pay attention to the road ahead. By looking ahead to future organizational needs, you will be able to determine which role is best for new employees, based on an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

Source: Workforce Online – Dana Jarvis, human resources director, Snavely Forest Products, Pittsburgh, June 26, 2007. Jarvis also is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University.

You Have Been Offered the Job…Now What? (Part I)

You have been offered the job and are now on probation. This is usually a scary time. You might begin to second-guess your decision, or you might be concerned that you won’t be able to live up to your new employer’s expectations. Although the following suggestions are meant for employers, as a new recruit, you will benefit tremendously from such advice. Thanks to human resources director, Dana Jarvis:

Use a map to get from A to Z. It is important to set expectations for new employees during this trial period. Expectations can be set by creating goals and objectives that establish direction for the new employee. Plan small wins along the way to help them succeed.

Stop at red lights. Immediately address any wrong behaviors and help educate the new employee on expected company behaviors. Organizational culture is sometimes tricky to learn.

Go on green lights. Everyone has strengths. Once a new employee’s strengths are discovered, it is important to plug those strengths into organization opportunities. By having a conversation about the person’s strengths and observing them in action, you will have a much clearer understanding of how the new assets can be best leveraged.

Sightseeing is part of the drive. As you get to know the new employee and they get to know you and the organization, the goal is that both sides will get more comfortable with one another. Take the time to invite the new employee to organizational social events to get to know them outside of work.

Watch our next post for Part II.

Source: Workforce Online – Dana Jarvis, human resources director, Snavely Forest Products, Pittsburgh, June 26, 2007. Jarvis also is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University.

Virtual Job Interviews – A Reality!

Do you want to attend your next interview right from the comfort of your home or office? With Second Life, it’s now possible, and some major employers are using this medium to search for employees.

‘Some employers are experimenting with Second Life, the online virtual community owned by San Francisco-based Linden Lab, to screen prospective hires. The program allows job seekers to create a computer-generated image to represent themselves — known as an “avatar” — and communicate with executives of prospective employers as though they were instant-messaging.
A number of big companies put the new medium to a test last month, when recruitment-advertising firm TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications LLC hosted a virtual job fair with employers such as Hewlett-Packard Co., Microsoft Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and Sodexho Alliance SA, a food and facilities-management services company. TMP says it will host another virtual job fair in August.”

Read the full article: http://www.careerjournal.com/jobhunting/usingnet/20070621-athavaley.html?cjpos=home_whatsnew_major

Daisy Wright
Career Coach
The Wright Career Solution

Daisy Wright Quoted in Toronto Star

I was again quoted in the Toronto Star of June 2, 2007 by Career Columnist, Janis Foord Kirk. Her series deals with the challenges that internationally-educated professionals face during their transition to Canada.

As I said in the article, employers need to get on board in understanding what these highly-educated immigrants are bringing to the table. Conversely, internationally-educated professionals need to be flexible and open to change. Things are somewhat different from ‘back home’.

Daisy Wright Recognized as ‘Outstanding Canadian Career Leader’

At the recently held conference of Career Professionals of Canada, I was awarded the prestigious award “Outstanding Canadian Career Leader”. Executive Director of the association, Sharon Graham said,

“Daisy Wright was nominated and awarded the prestigious Outstanding Canadian Career Leader Award for two very important reasons: She has proactively contributed to establishing Canadian résumé writing as a viable leader in a largely dominated US market. She has also significantly influenced the Canadian marketplace through numerous high-profile volunteer activities. Her supporting material outlined multiple significant achievements in 2006.”

The Wright Career Solution
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Daisy Wright Interviewed on Business News Network (WorkopolisTV)

My book No Canadian Experience, eh? has been getting rave reviews from readers, interviewers and other career experts. The link below will take you to an interview I did with Bruce Sellery of BNN (Workopolis.tv) which was aired on May 15, 2007.

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