I’m sure you have heard the cliché before: “treat your job search like a job.” However, if you are already employed, this can be a challenge. There are ways to make it work. The secret is not in the hours you put into the search, ...Read More →
The essence of the hidden job market is finding opportunities that are not immediately apparent to the public eye. One of the paths is to actually create, or “pitch,” a job to a potential employer. Opportunities are usually identified by a combination of research and trigger events. When you pay attention to what is actually happening at your target companies, you can begin to anticipate ...Read More →
One of the more interesting shifts we have seen in the modern job search is a challenge to the traditional interview wardrobe. Today, it is important to try to match the industry and the company’s culture, while not pushing the limits too far. For conservative industries such as finance, legal, private service and investment firms, the traditional business suit would ...Read More →
A relative newcomer to the domestic staffing industry, the Ekstrom Agency was founded by Nils Ekstrom in June 2013. Thanks to his 25 years of experience in the service industry, he has studied hospitality across disciplines including domestic service, restaurant operations, and cruise lines. Nils has had the honor of serving in both large and small estates and have managed staffs including maids, chauffeurs, ...Read More →
The 2013 DEMA convention in Orlando was another great success, with definite strides to improve the industry across many levels. As we get back to our offices and estates, it is important to keep up the momentum from the conference.
As a special bonus to DEMA members, we are offering ...Read More →
Recently, I spoke with Christopher Baker, owner of Christopher Baker Staffing, about some of the latest trends in resumes for private service professionals, specifically Estate Managers, Household Managers, Personal Assistants and Butlers. As most people know, this unique industry requires some unique features on the resumes – usually factors that you would never see on a traditional business resume.
One of the more important tools of your job search portfolio is the Letter of Recommendation. It is important to capture not only the facts about when and where you worked, but to give the reader a real sense of what you did in the previous job. Plus, when you ask your contacts for a letter, it lets them know that you ...Read More →
In a world that has become driven by key words, relevant experience and short attention spans, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that resumes are actually telling a story. In this case, it is the story of your professional career. When your resume can convey you story, you greatly improve your chances of landing an interview.
This doesn’t mean that we are going to ...Read More →
Resumes are pretty subjective documents. What one person loves may very well be loathed another. So chances are, sooner or later, your resume will be hated by somebody (and yes, it even happens to us pros). So what do you do now?
Consider the source.
Some resume writers have been known to give excessively harsh reviews in an attempt to scare a job seeker into buying their resume ...Read More →