As a certified Five O'Clock Club career and executive coach and seminar leader, Robert Hellmann leverages the Club's powerful career-management approach, his corporate management background and his years of one-on-one coaching experience to get results for clients in the shortest possible time. Services include:
• Career coaching for individuals, including
Career Change, the Job Search, and On-the-job Success
• Training and Organizational Development for
Institutions of Higher Education, Corporations, and Non-Profits
Rob's insights and commentary appear in media outlets such as Forbes (here, here and here), the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Jersey Star Ledger, AM New York, CNNMoney, ABC News, NBC News, Glassdoor.com, Consumer Reports and many others. For more information, please browse this site or contact Rob.
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6 Things to Say when Requesting a LinkedIn Introduction
One of LinkedIn’s killer applications is its ability to leverage your “first degree network” to get introductions to your second or third degree contacts. My clients make use of these introductions (as do I) for various reasons, including a job search, new business/career opportunities, as a recruiting tool, or just to learn from others. Here’s how to write an introduction request that will get you the meeting you want. Read more …
8 Rules for Writing Great Job Search Letters and Emails
Every so often I hear the comment that “nobody reads cover letters.” That’s because most of the letters jobseekers send are just too hard to get through! Follow these rules and not only will your letter be read, but you’ll greatly improve the odds of getting the result you want.
Rule #1: Make your letter easily “scannable”
These days, work is too fast-paced to allow for reading through a long, dense letter. DON’T take a page out of your English Literature 101 class. Instead, make your letter a quick, easy read by:
- Using short paragraphs– no more than seven lines in any one paragraph Read more …
Want to Fast-forward Your Job Search? Target More Positions
Even if your resume, pitch, skill set, and emails are all stellar, at the end of the day your job search is still a numbers game. To improve your odds of landing a position quickly, you’ve got to actively go for a large number of potential positions. That is, don’t just passively wait for the search firm to call or the ad to show up (and then compete with potentially thousands of other applicants). Instead, take the active approach: 1) create a plan that casts a wide enough net to include enough suitable positions (open or currently filled), and Read more …
The Single Best Presentation Tip: Tell a Great Story
Whether your goal is to sell, inform, or land a job offer, telling engaging, relevant stories can turn even a so-so presentation into a great one. Illustrating your points with the right stories will have a far stronger impact than many other things you can do, including slide design, body language, eye contact, and so forth. Read more …
Resumes vs. LinkedIn Profiles: What You Need to Know
You can create an effective LinkedIn profile by following many of the same principles that I would recommend for your resume. For example, focus on accomplishments, have a summary section, use keywords that resonate with your audience, etc. etc. (see this blog post and this one for other guidelines). Three key differences in the way that resumes and profiles are shared, however, could have a big impact on how you choose to modify your resume for your profile. Read more …
Top Resume Mistakes to Avoid (Part 2)
In Part 1, I covered the top two mistakes that I see clients make on their resumes. In this post you’ll learn how to avoid six more resume pitfalls. Topping off this list:
Your resume places too much focus on responsibilities, not enough on accomplishments
Which phrase do you think is more powerful?
- Responsible for running monthly financial reports.
- Redesigned monthly financial reporting process, cutting production time from one month to five days. Read more …
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