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Yesterday I was directed to an interesting article discussing what the author considers to be the most important interview question (never asked). The focus was asking candidates what they really wanted from the job in order to understand what is truly driving them.
The article (as good articles do) got my mind wandering and led me to think about…Continue
Posted on September 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments
Candidates often ask me whether changing roles/companies too frequently over their respective careers will have an impact on their ability to land jobs in the future. It is an interesting question, particularly in light of just how much perceptions have changed on this issue over the last few years.
The short answer is that every position is unique…Continue
Posted on June 4, 2012 at 5:09pm
“When I started 20 years ago it was the junior people like me that worked the hardest. Now twenty years later it is the senior people like me that work the hardest. Somehow I have managed to be in the group that carries the load at…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2012 at 4:30pm
Every day thousands of professionals take the time to apply to a job opportunity online. The vast majority never receive a personal response, only an automated email confirming the application.
My impression is that, whether you apply to a company directly, a contingency agency, or an executive search firm, the experience is fairly similar. Having said that, my expertise is predominantly limited to search firms, so hopefully this entry will shed some light on what I have learned and…Continue
Posted on May 8, 2012 at 4:53pm — 5 Comments