Category: Job Seekers

Succeeding in Panel Interviews

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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We Can’t Ask About Salary?!

We Can’t Ask About Salary?!

California has joined Oregon, Delaware, Massachusetts, and New York City as areas with laws banning all employers from asking about pay history. What led to the establishment of these laws?…

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Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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Is Your Strategic Plan Increasing Company Value? – Larry O’Toole, Yosemite Associates
Is Your Strategic Plan Increasing Company Value? – Larry O’Toole, Yosemite Associates

Is Your Strategic Plan Increasing Company Value? – Larry O’Toole, Yosemite Associates

In executing your annual strategic plan, do you know what its impact will be on the future value of your company? As a CEO for 20 years, I’ve led teams in developing…...

Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies
Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies

Disruptive Leaders For Disruptive Companies

Harvard School Professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrase Disruptive Innovation to describe technology and products that would challenge the status quo by achieving better performance goals more simply, with a…...

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