He might be cynical, bad-tempered, or egocentric – a bad boss usually has one or more of these terrible traits. It’s no wonder that 3/4 of the German workforce are so unmotivated. The ultimate motivation for satisfaction in the workplace is no longer just salary. Today’s employees need to feel appreciated, and have a good relationship with their supervisors to maximize their performance at work. Today you’ll learn how to recognize horrible bosses, and which traits that you, as a senior manager, should quickly fix.
In a perfect world, your employees would work together in perfect harmony, and your company would be smooth sailing. But if you’ve got an unhappy or disgruntled employee on board, managers must act immediately. A bad attitude can be contagious, and before you know it, you might wind up with a mutiny on your hands. How can senior managers quickly and effectively neutralize any threats to an otherwise satisfied crew? Managing difficult employees is no easy task
HR departments, be warned! A new dastardly resume trend that is sure to cause grief and headaches is headed straight for your inbox. What is this new trend, you ask? Unfortunately for recruiters and HR managers, job seekers are beginning to include a rate-your-own skills section on their resumes. If you haven’t seen one yet,…
After decades of working in the same industry, with the same daily duties and responsibilities, it’s understandable that you may feel unchallenged, and maybe even bored. But most senior professionals are too scared to try something new. It can be intimidating to consider a change of career at 40 or older, but as with most major life changes, the hardest part is simply to start. The third act of your career might be the most exciting. Don’t allow a fear of the unknown to prevent you from exploring a new direction. Sites like Experteer can offer you access to more than 20,000 headhunters and recruiters who can help you seamlessly transition into a new position or industry. But first, you need to figure out your goals for the future – what kind of job would make you the happiest? What are your goals? Read on for tips on how you can discover your perfect career, and put the spark back in your professional life.
Today’s most talented professionals just can’t seem to stay in one place. Blame it on boredom, on the ease of finding a new opportunity, or just a desire for something new: companies all over the world are wondering why good employees leave, in search of new careers. Many employers underestimate the importance of employee engagement. It’s too easy to think that a worker’s loyalty to a company will keep him from looking for other job opportunities. But without a strong focus on the corporate culture, your best and most valued employees may get stolen away by other more competitive firms. For some insight on mastering employee engagement, consider the following tips.
To avoid breaking into a sweat, and to make sure you show off your best self during an interview, today we present you with some of the most classic interview questions for senior managers.
What’s the best way to excel in your senior executive job search? It’s simple: understand the perspective of senior-level recruiters, headhunters and hiring managers and use these insights to position yourself as the candidate that best meets their needs.
For international job seekers, you may have some questions about the interview process in a foreign land. What customs and norms should you be aware of? How can you best prepare yourself, and make a great impression? As if a job interview in your home country isn’t stressful enough, the added dimension of a new culture and maybe even a new language can make for a real nerve-wracking experience. But Experteer has some advice for those who are looking for a job in Deutschland – our guide will help you to ace your job interview in Germany!
In the classic model of mentoring, executives who saw promise in younger employees might teach them lessons, share business knowledge and best practices from their years of work experience. Most aspiring young professionals valued this time and wisdom. But today’s job market reflects a change in the value placed on certain skills and areas of expertise. While nothing can replace years of experience in an industry, newer tools like social media are more frequently taught in universities, or unpaid internships. The millennials in your workplace have access to valuable information that could revolutionize your business practices, if only the executives cared to listen. Consider the benefits of reverse mentoring for your organization, where senior managers could stand to learn a great deal.
For those of us who have left our homelands behind for a better job prospect, for love, or just for something new, we understand that “expat life” is not just a choice. It’s a lifestyle. And according to a recent study, 1/3 of Americans would consider leaving the U.S. for foreign shores. This number has increased dramatically over the last few years, and probably for the best: most recruiters and headhunters strongly believe that international experiences make a candidate more attractive.
But moving to a different country and finding a job is about so much more than booking the flight. The language barriers, lifestyle changes and cultural differences can be staggering, and the difficulties of expat life are not to be underestimated. That said, international experience is practically required for executives and senior managers in today’s job market, especially in Europe. And as most expats can tell you, the experience alone is worth the struggles.
If you’re considering an international move or job offer, be brave enough to say yes. But before you sign the contract, here’s an idea of the factors to consider