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  • Thanksgiving – So Much To Be Thankful For

    It’s Thanksgiving morning (about 7:00 a.m.).  I’d usually be at work by now (on a ‘regular’ Thursday).  It’s quiet at my house – it’s time to look at this holiday, but from more of a work perspective.  Thanksgiving – there are...

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  • Impression Management – The Sequel

    I was reading an article, “What’s in a Handshake?” (by Peter Newfield) and was brought back to my father (may he rest in peace).  I remember him teaching me to shake hands – a firm (but NOT too firm/hurtful) handshake and the importance of looking the...

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  • Choosing The Right Executive Search Firm

    Each work day, I receive an e-mail from Hunt Scanlon Media (a source of information in the human capital sector) – see https://huntscanlon.com/.  Last week, they included an article on selecting the right search firm – see...

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  • Impression Management

    “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  This was a Head & Shoulders (shampoo) ad from the past.  This was also said to me in 10th grade English class – a story for another time.  Candidate Market ...

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  • Summer Job Experience - Skills Still Critical Today

    As the owner of an Executive Search Firm, we are retained to help organizations hire people – executives at the Director, Vice President and C-Suite level.  We work across industries and functions.  We work with employers of all...

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  • Are There BEST Versus WORST Words In A Resume?

    I was recently tweeted an article on the best and worst words for inclusion in a resume.  This is one of many articles I have seen on this topic.  The theme is a familiar one – interview questions and the best answers, etc.  And then –...

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  • The Seasonality Of Search

    It’s the day after Memorial Day . . . . . we are officially in (Minnesota) summer!  While weekends are always welcome, this time of year they are almost sacred.  We have beautiful summers in Minnesota – but they can be short.  What does that mean for...

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  • WELLLLL . . . . . . is NOT a good way to start your answer!

    Surprises in my business are not necessarily a good thing – especially when we are learning about a candidate.  We need to get to know candidates quite well.  We want to know about their education and experience.  We want to know their chronological...

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  • People Hire People (The Internet Does Not Hire People)

    Let me start at the end The candidate’s professional association data, a bio and a LinkedIn profile looked great.  We then started to e-mail/have an electronic dialogue.  A few steps into the interaction, we started to learn the truth about the...

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  • Attracting (and Retaining) Candidates in a Candidate Marketplace

    As a retained search firm, every opening we work on is exclusive to our firm.  Our clients have entrusted us to represent them - bringing them strong talent in a very competitive marketplace.   You Are The Third (Similar) Call This...

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