Congratulations on your promotion from project leader to senior manager! To earn the recognition of your superiors and find yourself promoted into an executive position is a great honor, but it also brings with it a new set of responsibilities. As you approach the process of transitioning from colleague to manager,” you may encounter some difficult situations with coworkers that you now manage. Navigating these scenarios isn’t easy, but handle yourself with poise, confidence, and respect, and you’ll earn their respect as well.
Panel interviews – where a candidate is interviewed by multiple people at once – can seem intense and intimidating. If you think one-on-one job interviews are stressful, imagine coming under fire from a row of managers peppering you with tough questions. But preparing for a panel interview is not as difficult as it might appear. With the right perspective and some targeted preparation, you can walk in ready, and walk out successful.
Individuals in a new position are thrust into the spotlight, with high pressure to perform. How can you make the most of the first 100 days in a new job?
As you undertake many responsibilities, it is often hard to find time to do everything. This is where delegating comes into play. The art of delegating is a mandatory skill to have as a manager. Delegating is important for both you and your employees. When you allow your team members to take a share of your tasks, you not only free up more time to focus on other important tasks but also even improve company morale. Your employees learn new skills and are given more responsibility thus increasing employee satisfaction. Here we compiled important things to keep in mind to efficiently delegate as a manager.
Check yourself against this list of the best skills in senior leadership. They may be the deciding factor when it comes to deciding your future in the C-suite.
Headhunters, recruiters and candidates alike recognise that, for many senior level candidates, poor networking skills is a significant obstacle in the executive job search. Many candidates rely on out-of-date connections and make the mistake of avoiding online professional networking tools such as Experteer altogether. With over 70% of senior executive positions found in the hidden…
Previously, we showed you the benefits of networking for your professional life. Now that you know the impact networking can advance your career, it is time to learn how to network! It isn’t as simple as meeting someone and exchanging business cards. Networking is about establishing a relationship that can be mutually beneficial either presently or…
“As a country, we are ageist. I’m constantly surprised at the number of different ways people ask my age; employers are using discreet tactics to find out a candidate’s age without asking directly.” Peter, a new client, was convinced that hiring managers’ perceptions of him being ‘over the hill’ prevented him from securing a new senior level role.
“It’s a case of scaring people off, as I have over 30 years of experience.”
Peter’s not alone. Earlier this year, we received the results of independent research into the senior level jobs market and we were surprised to discover the sheer number of candidates that cited ‘being over-qualified,’ ‘over-experienced’ or ‘age discrimination’ as significant obstacles in their job search.
“The feedback I get is that I’m over-qualified. I feel that’s the HR department’s way of saying I’m too old.”