Category: Job Seekers

Succeeding in Panel Interviews

For the executive interviewee, panel interviews can be a minefield.  They are unpredictable in several ways:  You may not know who the interviewers are, what their role in the company…

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Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

It used to be that to get a top executive, you figured out what salary you wanted to pay, offered a bonus that might be discretionary, and extended the offer. …

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The Truth on What Candidates Want to Know

When a hiring manager conducts an interview, he or she is usually most concerned about what to ask the candidate, and how to evaluate the candidate’s answers qualitatively.  Most interviewers…

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What Is a Change Agent and How Can You Become One?

All employers seem to want a Change Agent.  As executive search professionals, we hear from employers when they need a person who can make a difference.  Sometimes the incumbent has…

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When Hiring Managers Switch Gears

If you are in internal recruiting, 3rd party recruiting, or you are an HR leader, you know that one of your worst nightmares is when your Hiring Managers change the…

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Why Salary Calculators Don’t Compute

If you are an executive contemplating a job change with a physical move, the odds are you have consulted an on-line salary calculator tool, hoping it will give you guidance…

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The Problem With Buzzwords

We read a lot of web pages (while sourcing candidates), and we read a lot of resumes.  We have noticed more and more the homogenization and commoditization of language –…

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The Case for Calling

Every year, the use of e-mail, texting, chat apps, and other electronic communication increases, and the rate of phone communication decreases.  Companies are moving to evaluating people by computer analysis…

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Read These Secrets for Advancing Your Career

If you want to move ahead in your company, or position yourself for a job change, there are certain basics that will help move you forward. Be effective: First and…

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I Hated My Interview!

I Hated My Interview!

If you are a company that makes job candidates feel welcome, congrats!  Unfortunately, some employers treat job candidates badly, and pay a steep price – losing the candidate!  Supply of…...

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Most job descriptions just list generic duties and responsibilities that can look interchangeable for different jobs.  Candidates are not attracted to such descriptions, and those documents don’t provide interviewers any…...

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