Category: Multiple Topics

  • 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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  • 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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  • A Candidate Marketplace

    While the stock market has seen a couple of bad months and it appears that economic growth has taken a (short) break, one thing has not changed . . . . . there is a very tight labor market. Actually, it seems to have gotten tighter.  Demographics ...

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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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