If you’re among the many looking for a new job this January, one thing you’re likely to come across is the dreaded cover letter. Everyone stresses about how to write a cover letter, so take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. While there are many different opinions on what makes a great cover letter, we thought we’d chime in with our perspective on the 3 easy steps you can take to help your cover letter stand out from the masses.
Last Thursday marked our fifth(!) event in our Changing the Conversation series. Generously hosted by ZocDoc, nearly 100 women and men joined us for wine (thanks again to Moore Brothers!), hors d’oeuvres, and thoughtful conversation centered on the importance of the sponsor-sponsee (an outgrowth of the mentor-mentee) relationship. Read on for what our panelists had to say!
Rabia de Lande Long, our moderator for the upcoming event on Sponsors: How to Find and Manage This Essential Relationship, gives us amazing insight into how this theme was conceived, and why it’s such an important conversation to have.
The next featured panelist in our blog series is MaryAlice Holmes, the Managing Director for Sponsored Activities at theHarvard Business Review. Below, she gives us some insight into past challenges, advice for her former self, and her thoughts around the importance of professional mentorship.
We’re excited to feature some of our panelists for our upcoming event with Changing the Conversation in a series of blogs, where we’ve asked each to describe a challenge, offer a piece of advice to their former selves, and comment on their experiences with being or having a sponsor. Our first featured panelist is Pete Danielsen, Owner of Danielsen Design and the former EVP of Programming for BET Networks. Check out what he has to say below, and don’t forget to get your ticket for the event on October 26th at 6:30pm!
As part of our Changing the Conversation: Empowering Women in Leadership series, we decided it would be valuable to take a closer look at the relationship between women and their finances. To gain a better understanding of why women shy away from investing, and how we can step up our financial games, we hosted a webinar in conjunction with Cameron Hume, VP Direct-to-Consumer Channel at BlackRock. Read on to hear what Hume had to say.
Managed by Q is the platform for office management. Q makes it easy to run an office by connecting companies to services, including cleaning, maintenance, office administration, IT, and security. A solution for recurring and ad-hoc office needs, Q saves companies valuable time and supports office operations for thousands of businesses nationwide. We spoke with Dan Corwin, VP Revenue, about what it’s like to work at the booming start-up.
The interview process can be daunting—and not just for the interviewee! Hiring managers often feel at sea when figuring out how to assess a slate of candidates for an open position. To help provide a little guidance around some smart interview tactics, we put together our “short list” of advice from top-level execs interviewed in the NYT Corner Office.
Indagare is a membership-based luxury travel platform that provides rich content alongside high-touch travel agency services. We spoke with their Director of People and Culture, Shoshana Balistierri, to get a better sense of what it's like to work there!
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.