Archive for March, 2018

Ask the Coach: How can I improve my sales meetings?

March 30th, 2018

Sales meetings are vital to team’s success, yet almost every sales person I speak to dreads the weekly sales meeting. Many understand the purpose, but very few sales people show any enthusiasm when it comes to attending these meetings. In fact, their demeanor seems to change every time they discuss or attend their team meetings. Listed […]

Ask the Coach Answer: How to Explain Being Fired?

March 22nd, 2018

BankTalentHQ’s coach, Donna Flynn, answers an Ask the Coach question – how can you explain being fired when you are in a job interview? Explaining being fired is not always comfortable, but is manageable. Without knowing the specifics of your situation, here are some guidelines I suggest: 1. Be honest. Explain the facts non-defensively of the […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 3/21/18

March 21st, 2018

In this podcast, we discuss the latest news and trends in hiring in the financial services area, and provide an update of where you can find BankTalentHQ in the next few months. We also have Donna Flynn, our management and leadership coach, on the show today to discuss her background and what professional coaching is. […]

Ask the Coach: How do I explain an employment gap?

March 19th, 2018

Tell the truth. Gaps exist for a variety of reasons. Simply explain why you were unemployed and if appropriate, what you learned from it. One area to highlight on your resume is what you did to keep busy during the employment gap. Did you volunteer? Work a part-time job, consulting, or do some freelance work? […]

Ask the Coach: How do I successfully transition from sales person to sales manager?

March 9th, 2018

Many top performing sales people are promoted to sales manager and are asked to lead their team to achieve similar success. Despite the promotion, many new sales managers are required to continue directly producing results and receive minimal leadership coaching. The first step in successfully transitioning into a sales management position is to seek clarity […]

Ask the Coach: Do I need to put all of my jobs onto my resume?

March 6th, 2018

Not necessarily. I coach clients to include all relevant and recent job experience. Sometimes an employer may want to see every bit of experience and work history. Generally, what’s important is relevant experience and a continual timeline of work history. If you have an extensive career or have been in the workforce for twenty years, […]