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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.
Looking for your next role? Stop thinking about Horses.... (Continued) February 19, 2019
In our last post we discussed the temptations facing unemployed executives to move with extreme haste in finding a new role. Conceptualizing job loss as akin to falling off a horse they associate ‘down time' with unproductive, time-consuming activity.
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...
Interviews: Leading Questions are your best bet if you want to get this.... October 29, 2018
I am sure everyone has at some point been cautioned about using leading questions in interviews. Such questions are said to sometimes telegraph the desired answer or skew the response based on how they are asked. This contaminates the responses...
Candidates – Here's a Simple Strategy to Significantly Improve Your Interview Success October 18, 2018
A study on speed-dating found that speed daters who asked more follow-up questions during their dates were more likely to be invited back for second dates. Specifically, those individuals who took an interest in the other person, asked follow-up questions and listened ‘actively' were viewed as more ‘likeable'.
Candidates who talk too much.... September 17, 2018
Interviewers ask and candidates answer. While this may appear to be a sensible approach, it is unwise.
Entrepreneurial Traits August 30, 2018
A recent article noted the explosion of entrepreneurial ventures making their mark across the Toronto business landscape. If you have ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the following list might be helpful.
The One and Only Interview Question You Will Ever Need to Ask... April 10, 2018
Magic questions reflect a single view on what is most important in hiring excellence. For some its positivity and energy, for others its values, for yet others it is passion, resilience, intelligence, curiosity, or perhaps emotional intelligence.

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