When I think about the non-fiction books I love this rings true. I just never realized it.
Michael Lewis’ character development has always stuck with me; that’s what I still remember about Flash Boys, Moneyball and The Big Short.
Malcolm Gladwell is a fantastic storyteller; that’s what drew me into…
We’re not starting at week 1. The real week 1 was a long time ago, and now that I’m 7 weeks into the Creator Institute program I wanted to bring you along for the ride. The Creator Institute is making my book a reality. Hundreds of people signed up for…
The interviewer is going to ask you the inevitable vague conversation starter: “So, tell me about yourself!”
What you say next is incredibly important.
In this video I share my take on the best answer based on years of interviewing executives.
This isn’t about going through your resume chronologically. …
I’m creating videos for both sides of the interview table (or computer screen). This video is part of a new series: “I’m looking. Now what?” which is inspired by a handful of executive job seekers I’ve spoken with this year who started to look and were wondering if they were going about it the right way.
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"Be more confident!"
Easier said than done.
Here's a quick tip for how to completely change the tone of your next conversation
I'm creating videos for both sides of the interview table (or computer screen).
This video is part of a new series: "I'm looking. Now what?" which is inspired by a handful of executive job seekers I've spoken with this year who started to look and were wondering if they were going about it the right way.
Subscribe to the channel on YouTube to be notified when new videos come out.
See this post and comments on LinkedIn.
Question: “What’s the most important leadership skill a technology executive needs to have and why? How does one acquire it?”
The ability to influence.
Nearly every company is becoming a tech company. The tech companies are becoming platforms. Even if you’re ahead, innovation continues.
There are legacy environments to overcome…
Question: “Somer, you know lots of people. I’m looking. Can you send my resume to a few of your clients or contacts?”
Answer: I know it sounds easy. Why not just send a resume of someone I like to a company I respect? As much as it pains me to…
Asking for feedback.
Know what else is hard?
Giving honest feedback. Thoughtful feedback that may sting a little, but comes from a good place.
Another thing that’s hard?
What happens next. The reaction.
Feedback applies on both sides of the interview.
Ask for feedback. See what you hear.
Question: “Somer, it’s time. I decided to look for a job… Now what?”
Set your strategy.
Outbound and inbound.
Network and get found.
I read that recruiters spend ~6 seconds per resume.
There’s an art to reaching out and to how you’re showing up.
This isn’t about finding open jobs…