Candidates: The problem could be your resume, not you
March 7, 2019
Many hiring managers read resumes in a cursory manner. They review the companies and roles that candidates have filled over their careers while making note of education levels, stability, the quality/consistency of overall career trajectory, and purported skills, knowledge and competencies.
Hiring an OPP Commissioner – A Headhunter's Take
February 26, 2019
Executive search processes and their outcomes fascinate me to no end. I enjoy trying to figure out how organizations determine their requirements and how well the outcomes line up to them. The recent decision to hire Ron Tavener as OPP Commissioner is a case in point.
Looking for your next role? Stop thinking about Horses
January 18, 2019
Every week, without exception, we meet executives who have jumped back on their horses in this very manner and embraced a ‘spray and pray' job search strategy. For some it may work like a charm but for the majority, dare I say the vast majority, it is the wrong approach.
The Offer Stage – These factors matter more than the money
January 3, 2019
The message for companies is pay attention, respect personal dignity, gives candidates a voice and some control over the process, and treat them as partners in an important relationship. Not only will companies have a higher chance of hiring them, on terms possibly more favorable, but as it turns out, keeping them.
2018 Year End Review
December 20, 2018
As 2018 comes to an end, we offer a few observations from the executive search trenches...
Hiring Executives: Focus on the Steak - not the Sizzle
November 6, 2018
We regularly see truly outstanding candidates passed over because the hiring company believes they lack sizzle. The issue may be some element of physical appearance, or a high analytic personality or introversion or it may be a perceived lack of ‘charisma' which is confused with leadership.
Why job seekers need to think like marketers
November 2, 2018
With a cogent value proposition and a focused target market, any executive looking for his or her next career step can effectively start a job search that will yield the an appropriate next career stop.