As a Five O'Clock Club-certified master 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, Executive Coaching and Organizational Development for
Corporations, Institutes of Higher Education, Associations, & Non-Profits
How to Find & Use Keywords for Your Job Search
Keywords in your resume, LinkedIn profile, emails and ‘pitch’ help to communicate your value. To job prospects, your use of the right keywords tells them you are an “insider” (everyone wants to hire insiders) and that you understand the problems they face. Organizations use keyword filters for candidate searches, so your use of strategically placed keywords will improve your likelihood of being spotted.
When someone is searching on LinkedIn for a candidate with your skills (increasingly LinkedIn is the first stop for candidate searches), keywords in certain parts of your profile matter more than others. Read more …
Presentations: 6 Ways to Hook Your Audience
When you are giving a presentation, look to actively engage your audience right from the start. Don’t assume they are paying attention; they may be thinking about their last meeting or the next one! So go beyond the dry and conventional; Capture their imagination, make them part of the show. Use any of these six approaches to hook your audience, so you can then reel them in with a memorable, powerful presentation. Read more …
Acing the Interview: What’s Your Greatest Weakness?
Every so often you will get an interview question like this from HR or a senior level executive. “Greatest weakness” types of interview questions also include “tell me about a criticism your boss once gave you,” or “give me an example of a situation where you didn’t get the outcome you wanted.” They use these questions to a) find people who are genuinely self-reflective and open to improvement, and b) screen out people who say something problematic. When forming your answer, keep these three guidelines in mind: Read more …
Cold Calling Giving You Cold Feet? Try These 9 Tips
Many clients tell me that they really dislike the process of calling people they don’t know to get meetings, interviews, or new business opportunities. By following these tips on how to present yourself on the call and adopt the right mindset, you’ll get better results, and feel better too!
Presenting Yourself – Rehearse your “15-second pitch.”
How do you get them to stay on the phone, or want to speak with you? The key is your 15-second pitch. When someone takes your call, they Read more …
Presentations: 3 Tips for Getting Results
We all know that how you present your work, your “case,” or yourself can make or break a performance review, a sale, or an interview. Below, I’ve shared three items from my free presentation skills webinar that might instantly be of use.
PowerPoint Slides: Don’t Compete!
When using PowerPoint slides to support a presentation, make sure the slide content doesn’t compete with what you are saying. Read more …
LinkedIn “Recommendations” vs. “Endorsements”
Getting a recommendation on LinkedIn can help your career. LinkedIn recommendations are valued by hiring managers. Why? 1. The first-degree connection giving the recommendation is visible, hence “researchable” on LinkedIn, 2. significant effort is involved in writing a recommendation, adding to the authenticity, and 3. the content’s often descriptive nature helps the hiring manager to understand your value. I would suggest getting at least three LinkedIn recommendations. LinkedIn considers three-plus recommendations to be a factor in “profile completeness,” which figures in it’s search rankings. Read more …
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