Ask Annie

ISC President Ann Zaslow-Rethaber is a weekly contributor to ExecuNet, America’s premiere career site for executive level job seekers. Ask Ann is an advice column, that answers questions from ExecuNet members that pertain to everything from interviewing skills, job hunting tactics, and everything in between. Click here to submit a question that will be answered in the Ask Ann series, and click here to become a member of ExecuNet, which will give you access to an executive-level concierge platform whose sole focus is to assist executives in facilitating career changes.

  • How Should I Approach My Job Search After Relocating?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on November 11, 2019 at 6:05 am

    I am relocating and need a new job! How should I approach my job search in a new market? Honestly, there is no difference in looking for a new job in a new city or your home town. You should still follow all the basic steps. Invest the time and energy in crafting a resume The post How Should I Approach My Job Search After Relocating? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • What are the Best Tips for Negotiating an Offer?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on November 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    My biggest concern as I enter a job search is my ability to negotiate any offer that comes my way. That’s just not something I think I am very good at. What are the best tips for negotiating an offer when the time comes? I am a big believer in letting them fall in love The post What are the Best Tips for Negotiating an Offer? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • How Do I Market My Transferable Skills?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on November 4, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    How do I evaluate stretch assignments to expand my skill set and what is the best way to market my transferable skills? Smart people make career moves primarily based on where it will position them 1, 3 and 5 years down the line. Over the years we have even seen candidates take pay cuts in The post How Do I Market My Transferable Skills? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • How Can I Keep My Non-compete Contract From Holding Me Back?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on October 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

    I have a non-compete that I feel is holding me back. I’d like to explore my options with other companies but my value and interest are with my industry. How have your other clients gotten around non-competes in the past? I am certainly not a business attorney, but can tell you that there are many The post How Can I Keep My Non-compete Contract From Holding Me Back? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • How Do I Look for a New Job Without My Boss Knowing About It?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on October 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I am a Director of Product Development and it doesn’t look like I will make the next step here, so I am looking to see what else is out there for me. My concern is I do not want anyone at my company to catch on that I am looking. How do I indicate on The post How Do I Look for a New Job Without My Boss Knowing About It? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • How Can Former Entrepreneurs Get Back to a More Traditional Career Path?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on October 19, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I’ve been through a few hiring/recruiter processes, as I continue to run an independent strategic marketing and communications consultancy with an ever-growing client list. Recently, in mid-career, I earned an executive business master’s degree so that I might transition from sole proprietor consultant to senior staff of a company or professional organization known for innovation The post How Can Former Entrepreneurs Get Back to a More Traditional Career Path? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • What Should I Be Doing to Nurture My LinkedIn Network?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on October 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I recently upgraded to VIP status ExecuNet membership and was quickly captivated by your weekly column in the Saturday newsletter. A quick search revealed older Ask Ann posts on the site and I have now read all of them. This one (How Do I Make My Online Profile Discoverable?) got me wondering what types of The post What Should I Be Doing to Nurture My LinkedIn Network? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • How Should My LinkedIn Profile Differ From My Resume?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on October 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    How should my LinkedIn profile differ from my resume? I thought I was basically just copying and pasting the resume on the profile but recently heard that is not correct, why not? The primary difference is that with LinkedIn you have a much smaller amount of space to make an impact as opposed to a The post How Should My LinkedIn Profile Differ From My Resume? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • How Does One Leverage Volunteering Activities to Connect With Recruiters?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on October 1, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    How does one best communicate to recruiters their experiences gained through volunteer work? I am heavily involved in community activities and serve on two boards. Obviously, this provides me with great networking opportunities, but I am wondering how to leverage this with recruiters as well. List your volunteer experience both on your resume and LinkedIn The post How Does One Leverage Volunteering Activities to Connect With Recruiters? appeared first on ExecuNet .

  • Does Being With One Company Work Against Me?
    by Ann Zaslow-Rethaber on September 25, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I’ve been with the same company for 22 years. Even though I’ve held different positions in different divisions, I think having just the one company, even though it’s a major one, one my resume is working against my efforts to take my career to the next level elsewhere. What do I do? I honestly think The post Does Being With One Company Work Against Me? appeared first on ExecuNet .

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