Good information on protecting your online image:
Companies across the US that are growing, expanding and hiring in multiple industries:
Japanese machinery maker Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. will invest $20 million to set up a U.S. manufacturing operation to build its injection molding presses in San Antonio.
Reshoring of plastics molding to the United States played a role in the decision, Nissei officials said.
Nissei officials said construction is beginning this month and should be completed in November at the factory in Brooks City-Base, south of downtown San Antonio. Production is expected to start in February 2018, Nissei said.
Global Waste Management Market Predicted to Grow:
I like this…
Europe and North America are expected to witness high demand for global waste treatment disposal services mainly owing to strict environmental and government norms relevant to the proper management and disposal of waste. Furthermore, developing economies in Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World are anticipated to experience high growth due to the continual growth of countries such as India, Russia, Brazil, and China, and the rapid pace of industrialization in these countries.
Major players dominating the global waste treatment disposal market include EnviroSolutions Incorporated, Waste Connections Incorporated, Allied Waste Industries, Clean Harbors Incorporated, and Environmental Quality Company. Other key players influencing the global market are Casella Waste Systems Incorporated, Tyco International Limited, Waste Management Incorporated, and Waste Industries USA Incorporated.
Job creation WAY way up in November/Private sector, service industry jobs dominate: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/30/us-private-sector-jobs-nov-2016-adp.html
Solar and Wind Energy Industry hopeful under new Trump administration: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-renewables-idUSKBN13N0X7
Guess what top global companies have (and which ones lack) the most empathetic cultures and retain the best talent?
This list surprised me!
How was the research compiled? I find the combination of analyzing tweets, Glassdoor and reported scandals quite fascinating:
…We break down empathy into categories: ethics, leadership, company culture, brand perception, and public messaging through social media. Our publicly available metrics including CEO approval ratings from staff, ratio of women on boards, and number of accounting infractions and scandals. This year we added a carbon metric. The financial information came from S&P Capital IQ, and the employee information from Glassdoor. We analyzed 2 million tweets from between September 27 and October 16 this year. An additional source of qualitative data expanded the survey: We used a panel selected from the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. The leaders were asked to rate the companies’ morality.
Interviewing at the C-level is obviously different than interviewing for other positions. One of the main things to remember as an outsider competing for a spot at the executive table is that in most cases, your audience does not know you yet. You have a very small window of time to do one thing: Win their trust. The tips below were developed to give you a foundation with which to do that.
C-suite interviews should involve a combination of focus on the metric-driven accomplishments you’ve made that align with the responsibilities of the position you are vetting AND demonstrating your leader/mentor qualities. Ultimately, they should be intrigued, impressed, like you, and trust you.
Consider the seven points below foundational to every interview:
“North of $350K.”
“In the mid-six figures.”
“For the past few years my TOTAL comp has ranged from $1 to $3M.”
Then add, “Since you brought it up, do you mind me asking if you have a budgeted range in mind for this position?”
“That’s absolutely no problem.”
“I am sure that won’t be an issue.”
“I am confident we can work that out.”
“I can do that – I am not worried about that.”
“Since we are on the subject…”
“Since you brought it up…”
“It is interesting that you say that, because I wanted to ask if…”
Why is this position open?
Can you describe the qualities and background you believe one will need to possess to perform exceptionally in this role and in the current circumstances?
If I was hired, what would you expect me to accomplish in the first 6 months?
Tell me the best things about your corporate culture that makes this company great?
What motivates your executive team?
How does the company deal with changing priorities?
What are your most pressing issues?
Where do we go from here?
A very interesting and short article on The Executive Biography from BlueSteps. They have a fresh idea: use your bio when networking. I like that idea a lot!
A couple additional tips:
Read more here: BlueSteps
Working with executive recruiters is one of the primary ways top executives find their next opportunity. Here are a few tips from the top retained recruiting firms that place senior executives and those seeking BOD positions.
If you have not sent your resume:
“Hi, this is ____ and I am a(n) ____. I am calling to introduce myself. I am in a (highly confidential – tell them if you are!) career transition and I wanted to reach out to you personally because I understand that you specialize in my industry. May I send you my resume? I would welcome a conversation if you feel I am a good match for any of your open searches.”
If you have sent your resume:
“Hi this is ____. I sent my resume in last week and wanted to follow up with a phone call to briefly introduce myself and to find out if you have any open searches in the ____ industry that I might be a good potential candidate for.”
Very good article from Forbes on behaviors that hinder success. I was surprised. Very insightful 3 minute read.