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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

Rob's insights and commentary appear in media outlets such as Forbes (here, here and here), CNNMoney, the New York Timesthe Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Jersey Star LedgerAM New York, ABC NewsNBC News, Glassdoor.com, Consumer Reports and many others. For more information, please browse this site or contact Rob at rob@hellmannconsulting.com / 917-825-9595917-825-9595.

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Giving a Presentation? 7 Ways to Address their #1 Question

I once went to a seminar where the presenter was sharing some leadership development ideas with the audience. At the end of the presentation, we were all left with the same question— What do we do with this information? In fact, someone asked this very question (“what is our next step…”), and the presenter’s response was “That’s a good question, I’m not sure.” BIG mistake, and it was the key reason his presentation was a fail.

The number one question any audience member has is “how does this help me?” For your presentation to have any chance of achieving greatness (or even goodness), you must answer this question. Read more …

Land Your Next Job with LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace

LinkedIn now makes it easier to find volunteer opportunities. Gain access by going to http://volunteer.linkedin.com or by clicking on the “Jobs” menu option, selecting “Advanced Search,” “More Options,” and then entering “volunteer” in the job title. LinkedIn has partnered with some major volunteer matching sites to make this happen. Here’s why this feature is so great. Read more …

3 Tips for Delivering a Powerful Presentation

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 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 …

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 …

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