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Wanted: Workaholics with Strong Family Values July 27, 2017
The company likely also has a super concierge service that conveniently takes away the nuisance of going home to cook, do laundry and spend undue time with one’s family...that said, I am sure that family values is somewhere on the list of desired attributes.
Before sending us your resume (and then getting frustrated with us) ask who we work for July 25, 2017
I thank those who send me unsolicited emails/resumes and advise them that we will be happy to get back to them should the requirements of any of our ongoing searches align with their credentials. Unfortunately, while such a response suffices for some, it is decidedly unsatisfactory for others...
Why I Love Failure July 19, 2017
Adversity and failure are almost always discussed in tandem with the attributes they test, namely determination, resilience, optimism, courage, loyalty and character.
Interview Mistakes: You are a Buyer and a Seller July 14, 2017
Is a candidate a pure seller in an interview exchange, or are they also a buyer?
Recruitment: Why Motivation Cannot be Assumed July 10, 2017
When stripped to its essence, assessing candidates for positions can be reduced to three criteria: can they do the job; will they do the job; and will they fit? By far the majority of assessment effort is spent seeking answers to the first and last of these questions.
Start-Up CEO Attributes - Reflections of a venture capitalist June 13, 2017
The irony of the start-up game is that detailed blueprints get funded while decidedly non-linear alchemy is the magic that makes or breaks the returns.
In Hiring, the ‘How' Questions Matter… A Lot May 25, 2017
Within weeks of joining Alpha Industries, the new executive was being lauded by the CEO as ‘transformative', an individual with not only deep industry experience but also a strong intellect, drive, process orientation and a sense of urgency...
When Selecting a Search Consultant look for a real fox ! May 11, 2017
The philosopher Isaiah Berlin wrote that there are two kinds of experts: hedgehogs and foxes. Many high-profile search consultants are hedgehogs. They are self-confident individuals with strong views about their profession and how to do it well. Foxes see the world differently.
Looking to Change Careers? Focus on the Employer's Risk May 4, 2017
While most of the literature on career change focuses on the individual contemplating the change, one study (NBER working paper by UNC professor Camilia Kuhnen and Stanford's Paul Oyer) examined the issue from the perspective of the potential employers
Why You May Need to Beef-Up Your Resume – The ACME Industries Problem April 21, 2017
While some resumes might justifiably be confused with novellas, others are distinguished by the paucity of information they provide. Neither extreme works to the job seeker's benefit.

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