Category: Career Management

  • 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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  • 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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  • Confidentiality!

    The vast majority of candidates that we contact for the retained/executive searches are happily, busily and gainfully employed.  When we reach out to them, we do not know if they are open to a move.  We don’t even know if they are open to our call.  We,...

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  • How To Work With Recruiters

    Every few months, I meet with a group of executives in transition to present on the topic, How To Work With Recruiters.  Themes There are commonly three themes to the discussion.  In short, they are: We (Retained...

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  • Creativity Counts (Okay - Not Always!)

    I should not have to repeat this message every six months.  But we are being tested . . . . . people are being more creative.  Two stories need to be told - one from the news (politics); one about one of our candidates.   We have...

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  • Ready For A New Year!

    July 31, 2018 - the end of a month.  For Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates, it is the end of a year - year 22.  August 1, 2018 - the start of year 23.   Gratitude - to our clients and candidates.  You continue to trust us with...

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  • Business Trends for 2018

    Each year, we put together information on business trends - what are the growth industries and specific business ideas that will have years of impact for us/the economy.  For this we go to the experts - organizations that produce future-oriented information. ...

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