Entries Tagged as 'Heidi Winney'

Interviews: What Do You Say After “Hello”?

By Heidi Winney, Strategic Career Management

Many times when I’ve coached people in how to answer interview questions we began with the “Tell me about yourself”! Very often, I was asked “Well, what do you want to hear? Do you want me to tell you where I grew up and went to school and should I tell you about my kids, etc? Where should I start?”

In a “real” interview, this may well create doubt in an interviewer’s mind about your suitability and in particular your level of preparedness for the interview? If you’re not prepared for the interview, what else might you not be prepared for? [Read more →]

Career Management issues for Female Executives

Written by Heidi Winney, Strategic Career Development

When coaching a female executive recently, the issue of “who do I need to be in order to succeed to a more senior role in the corporate environment…” played a prominent role in Jenny’s (not her real name) coaching assignment.

This brought to mind the book by Lois P Frankel “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” and I decided to share some knowledge with those whose issues may be similar.

How do you survive and more importantly thrive in those corporate environments where there is a strong male presence at the senior executive levels? (I’m generalising here in that there are definitely some corporates where this does not apply.) How do you break into these ranks? [Read more →]

Case Study Interviews

Written by Heidi Winney, Strategic Career Development

First we had the ‘traditional’ interview – now well and truly out of fashion. Then, in the early 90s the “behavioural” interview arrived and slowly gathered speed and took hold – to the extent that there is almost no “traditional” style used during the interview process. Also popular is the “assessment centre” approach which is very often used during large-scale hiring by the public sector, by airlines and by the banking and finance industry.

This week a client asked me to coach her specifically in passing a “Case Study” interview, and while this is not entirely new, it is becoming more common to not only go through the ‘behaviour’ interview but to also pass a ‘Case Study’ interview [Read more →]

How to market “Your Brand” through Networking

By Heidi Winney, Strategic Career Management

Do you know yet what the “features and benefits” of your Brand are? Do you know where you want to apply your strengths, your areas of expertise and your transferable skills (the “features and benefits”)? Before you can create your own employment opportunity you need to be able to answer the all important question “why should I hire you”? [Read more →]

Your Brand - Your Future Career

What does it take to stand out and prosper in today’s world of work?

Developing and succeeding in your career in today’s world of work means more than just looking at the Internet, newspapers or companies’ websites, or approaching Recruitment Consultants! It’s more about self-marketing and successfully tapping into the total pool of career opportunities! [Read more →]

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