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How To Answer The Most Asked Interview Question

No matter how many interviews you’ve had in your life, there is one question that comes up in every one of them, it should be the easiest to answer, but in fact, it’s the hardest. So, tell me about yourself. Five simple words that we should be able to respond to quickly and easily. Afterall, … Continued

How Executive Search Firms Find Candidates

Many employees are contacted by contingency recruiters at some point in their career. LinkedIn has made the process even easier. And in today’s job market, recruiters are fighting for the same candidates, meaning those candidates may be getting bombarded with requests. Understandably, this is flattering at first, but then candidates start to figure out that … Continued

Are CMOs Obsolete?

Aspiring marketing leaders have always sought out the title of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Yet more and more large companies are eliminating the position. What is the reason for the reduction in force, are CMOs obsolete in today’s business world? The question was fueled by articles from AdExchanger and AdAge. AdExchanger mentions, “Coca-Cola scrapped its … Continued

The Dark Side of Leadership: 11 Reasons Leaders Fail

A lot of our clients have asked us, why have you chosen Hogan Assessments as your preferred assessment for identifying leaders? After doing research and seeing the results, we feel the Hogan Leader Basis Series is one of the best predictors of executive leadership personality. Within the Leader Basis Series it evaluates people on seven- … Continued

4 Tips To Strengthen Your Professional Network

As we move through our careers, our network of contacts becomes larger as we meet more people in our different roles. While it’s great to have a large network, it gets more difficult to stay in touch with everyone. And whether you’re looking for a new position or not, keeping your network current is a … Continued

7 New Leadership Books of 2019

As 2019 winds down we took a look at some of the new books on leadership we enjoyed reading over the past year. We selected a few to share with you in case you have some time for reading over the holidays. Below are our seven picks for new leadership books of 2019 to check … Continued

The Best Six (6) Books Every New Manager Should Read

As a new manager there is a lot to digest. You are taking on new responsibilities and challenges that you haven’t faced before. You might be managing people for the first time in your career or you’re now accountable for a P&L. No matter the situation, there is a lot to learn. The following are … Continued

Executive Interview Preparation

Interviewing for executive level positions is exciting and stressful at the same time. The opportunity to make meaningful decisions, contribute to the company’s business strategy, and lead a department create high expectations and increases the pressure you feel going into the interview. In addition to being prepared to answer questions executives may ask, there are … Continued

Do Companies Really Keep My Resume On File

As executive recruiters we sometimes hear candidates ask, “Do companies really keep my resume on file?” We understand, if a candidate doesn’t get an offer, they are disappointed. This is especially true if they were excited about the company. The answer to the question is, it depends. It has become common for companies to use … Continued

The Top Bad Recruiting Practice

Recruiters, whether in-house, contingency, or retained are facing a changing landscape. No longer in the driver’s seat, this top bad recruiting practice can hurt them and their clients. Today’s hiring environment has far more open positions than candidates. Gone are the days of candidates lining up for a posted position. This change has put a … Continued