The “elevator pitch” sounds simple but is something very few people do well. Everyone should have one to reel off in a job interview, a networking event or a social cocktail party. If you’re looking for a new job, one of your first tasks should be crafting an ideal “elevator pitch”. it’s the 30-second speech
Hiring managers are often disappointed if a strong candidate doesn’t have at least one thought provoking question at the end of the interview. Make sure you are always well prepared for this situation and have a couple of good questions about the company culture and career progression.
At Pathfinder we work with candidates in clients in Asia and North America. Regardless of the seniority or function of a role, there are several criteria that we consistently recommend our candidates carefully consider. Obviously the financial package is important but we believe these more subtle indicators are also incredibly important – definitely in the long term.
Have you had enough of your current job, are you feeling miserable when you are at work and do you sometimes dread going to work. The start of the year is always a time for self-reflection on all levels but its also a particularly good time to review your career options. Most companies typically hire
Whether you are actively looking for a new job or just exploring possibilities, part of your process will involve leveraging your personal contacts and referrals to meet with or speak to business owners and industry experts. Irrespective of how you have been introduced to someone and regardless of the purpose of the meeting, at Pathfinder we always
Everyone has bad work days but how do you know the difference between ordinary, occasional dissatisfaction and genuine misery? How do you know when you’re truly ready to move on? And how do you then get out gracefully? Leaving your job can have a negative impact on your career and disrupt your personal life, but
Top Ten Tips for Negotiating / Getting the Offer Congratulations, you have passed all the interviews and the company is talking about making you an offer….this is the point where a lot of people get very uncomfortable Make sure you have the full job description so you understand what you’re being hired to do and
Well done, if you have suitably impressed with your resume/CV and cover letter, you have made it to the interview stage. The worst possible approach to take now is one of complacency. Preparation is required and due diligence is expected every single time. Research the company and the person who will be interviewing you Allow
Deciding whether to go to a large or small company may actually be one of the most important decisions you make while job hunting. Big Company Pros You will have a specific role in a department and obvious pathways for promotions There can be room for upward or sideways growth opportunities without having to leave