There are many reasons to take an internship, but in my opinion, the most important reason to take one is to discover a career path that you love. When I started my search for an internship, I wasn’t entirely sure of what I wanted, and I can assure you that recruiting was not on the list. However, as I reflect on my time here at CFW Careers, I can say with certainty that I couldn’t have asked for a better internship experience. Here's why.
In anticipation of our April 20th Changing the Conversation event (buy your ticket now!), we interviewed each of our panelists, asking them to describe a challenge they've overcome, share a piece of advice, and talk to us about their passion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are excited to start by introducing you to Alexa Scordato, VP of Marketing at Stack Overflow. Read on to see what Alexa had to say!
At CFW Careers, we’ve been devoted to helping women advance their careers since our founding by David King in 1973. While we’ve contributed to progress over the past decades, we all recognize that much work remains to be done to achieve equality for women in the workplace. Coming into 2017, we’re taking Changing the Conversation to the next level, not just inspiring individual careers, but looking at the organizational context and the need to engender a corporate culture and corporate structures that create pathways to leadership for women. Join us on April 20th from 6:30-8:30 at Stack Overflow to be a part of the conversation on implementing change for equality!
Despite the sometimes-grueling nature of interviewing, it's a critical period for every company. Word-of-mouth is one of the fastest ways a company's culture and employer reputation spreads. If a candidate has a positive interview experience, they're more likely to spread the word that yours is a great company to work for, so we wanted to share some advice on how to make sure that you're leaving candidates with a positive impression from day one. We spoke with Michaela Kron, PR Manager at Duolingo, to get an idea of what made her own interview experience with her new company a positive one.
Employer branding is the buzz phrase often heard among business chatter these days. You’ve been told that you should manage yours, but what exactly is employer branding? Why should you care about it? And what can you do to manage and optimize your employer brand? Once you gain an understanding of the basics of employer brand, you will grasp just how crucial it is to your company and what you can do to get started.
It's hard to believe 2016 is already coming to an end! Much has happened in the last 12 months, and we wanted to share with you some of our observations as we march forward into the new year. A quick look back on what mattered to you as you considered career moves this year.
Last week we took a closer look at where the AdTech industry is headed, and how to navigate your career if you’re positioning yourself in that industry. We invited Justin Wagner, Principal Account Executive at AdRoll, to weigh in on the matter.
In today’s competitive and transparent job market a positive employer brand is imperative. In our latest blog we discussed on-boarding as it relates to employer brand, but there are other key aspects to keep in mind. Read on for tips from our team!
We are launching on-boarding and employer brand consulting services, and we wanted to share a bit about what that entails and why it matters! A great on-boarding program is really important when building up your employer brand. Just ask Steve Shannon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Critical Mention: “Working with CFW on our on-boarding process really strengthened our game. While we thought we were organized, CFW took our sales rep on-boarding process to a new level, with speed and efficiency that had our newest sales hire rapidly and more effectively engaged in what we hired them to do: sell! I highly recommend!”
Last week we hosted our third event in the Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Business series. Set in the sleek, open office of eMarketer, a leading market research and industry insights firm, over 70 women of all ages and industries joined us for the morning event. Read on to learn more about what they had to say.
We’ve been sharing snippets of our panelists in anticipation of the Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Business event, happening this Thursday morning at eMarketer. We also wanted to highlight one of the key forces behind (and in front of!) this event, our moderator: Rabia de Lande Long.
We asked Rabia to share with us a little more about herself and her career...
In case you missed it, we have our semi-annual women’s event, Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Business, this Thursday. In anticipation, we want to introduce you to one of our panelists: Liz Elting, CEO, TransPerfect.
We asked Liz to share with us a bit about herself and her background, and here’s what she had to say...
As we gear up for our semi-annual women’s panel, Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Business (check out recaps of our events from last October and this April), we wanted to introduce you to one of our panelists: Lori Blinder Barr, Director of Buyer Platforms,Tremor Video.
We asked Lori to share with us a little more about herself and her career.
Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’ve been in the workforce for 20 years, determining your next career move can be intimidating. At CFW Careers, we are in touch with individuals at every stage of their career, and we understand your plight. Cynnie King, President of CFW Careers, weighed in with a five-step process.
How to navigate your sales career in today’s ever-changing media landscape? We recently took on the topic in an evening of craft beer and conversation with sales leader, John DiLeo, VP of Sales and Marketing at DNAinfo.
After hosting our event, Changing the Conversation: Women in Leadership, last month, CFW Careers President, Cynnie King, reflected, “the hiring and promotion process for advancing women into higher level positions needs to be intentional.” One great example of a company that has adopted a more intentional approach to creating a more equal workforce is AppNexus, the cloud-based software platform that powers and optimizes programmatic advertising. During the past four years, AppNexus has developed a tight-knit community of women within the organization. We spoke with the co-chair of the AppNexus Women’s Network (AWN) and Senior Director of Strategy, Lisa Shukovsky, about how they’ve made this program so successful.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 43rd anniversary as CFW Careers (originally Careers for Women) last week then by hosting our second event in the Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Business series.
We typically give job search advice to those in a career transition. We also recognize that not everyone is looking to make a move right now, but many have questions in their current role: “How do I continue to make career progress even when I’m not looking to change roles?” and “How do I know (and show) that I’m progressing?”. Today we want to focus on what to do even when you are already in a job you love, in order to ensure that your career continues to move forward.
The first 3 months (and sometimes longer!) are crucial to the success or failure of a new hire. We recently outlined the structure and benefits of a good training program, and now we’d like to provide a few easy pointers on how to effectively manage a new employee.
Optimizely, an A/B testing and personalization platform for web and mobile, has created an impressive training program, and it’s paying off. The company, which employs nearly 400 people in New York City, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, and Cologne, has no trouble attracting and keeping talent. Read on to learn more about how...
Last month we hosted our first industry-specific wine tasting, in an effort to facilitate discussion around industry trends important to our candidates and clients. Surrounded by an intimate group of individuals with various levels of experience in the industry, our guest Brendan Spain, US Commercial Director at the Financial Times, shared some insight on the ever-changing digital media landscape, what it’s like to work at The FT, and most importantly, his preferred East Coast skiing destination (Killington, VT).
As we ring in the New Year here at CFW Careers, we’ve been reviewing what we’ve learned from our candidates about the job market and interview process these past 12 months. From getting the most out of your recruiter experience to finding a company that meets your needs (Beer on tap? Check! Career advancement potential? Check!), we’ve compiled a short list of key lessons for your job search in 2016.
Below are our top 5 tips to know about the job search going into the New Year
Here at CFW Careers, we’ve been reflecting on the most notable trends and takeaways in the hiring process as we rapidly approach 2016. From marketing an attractive employer brand (and yes, that extends beyond unlimited snacks and ping pong tables!) to offering competitive salaries and career advancement, we’ve noticed a number of factors that impact the hiring process.
Here are our top 5 rules to know about hiring going into the New Year...
At the end of October we hosted the first women’s event in our new series, Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Business focusing on Planning Your Career with Leadership as an End Goal. Over 60 women (and several men!) joined us for the breakfast event, held in the office loft space of Schoology, a leader in EdTech.
What was once just Silicon Valley now includes Silicon Alley (NYC), Silicon Mountain (CO), and Silicon Forest (Portland), to name a few. It’s no secret: tech is here to stay. While many educational institutions are implementing new curricula to meet the demand for computer programmers, we think it’s important to note that there are other ways to be a part of this new economy.