How to Ace a Job Interview – with Miranda Priestly
June 24, 2020
Last week The Wall Street Journal published an article titled The Surprising Strategy for Acing a Job Interview. The article is aimed at those candidates whose interview strategy can be summed up as ‘figure out what interviewers want and give it to them'.
Interviewing for a Job? Use Covid Time to your advantage.
June 1, 2020
This past week I witnessed two, not one but two, occasions where a client commented on a candidate's outstanding interview preparation. In both instances, the candidates prepared PowerPoint presentations which they introduced into the discussion.
THE RELATIVE RELEVANCE OF A RELATIVE – SAY WHAT??
May 15, 2020
We once undertook a search for a company looking to hire a Vice-President of Sales. I vividly remember the CEO expressing dismay at the ‘uselessness' of the previous two sales leaders while grilling us on our ability to distinguish ‘competent professionals' from ‘charlatans'.
SEARCHING FOR THAT STAY-AT-HOME RUSHING DEFENSEMAN
May 12, 2020
Clients often direct us to find the ‘best of the best'. The client's market opportunities are immense, the challenges complex and only the smartest, most competent of executives will do.
Think The Entrepreneur You Work For Is ‘Special'? Read on…
April 24, 2020
Years ago, I read an article on famously ‘frugal' founders/entrepreneurs. We're not talking the garden variety of frugality born of stretching scarce resources to build a business, but rather the over-the-top miserliness of entrepreneurs who now sit atop hugely successful businesses.
Servant Leadership – The Pence Formula
April 17, 2020
Entrepreneurs often reason that they too should recruit managers with these seemingly positive executive attributes. However, while these qualities may be ‘positive' they don't necessarily fit into a firm where the leader's own list of attributes skew towards being controlling, untrusting, directive, and highly attentive to the minutiae of the business.
There is no better time than now to do this for your career…
April 7, 2020
Unsettling as today's self-isolating realities may be, they can be viewed as a useful forced stop that gifts us time and licence to take stock, reflect, plan and, if necessary, course correct. Far from being dead time, downtime is an opportunity to take control of your career.
Nothing Normal on Day 10 of Our New Normal
March 26, 2020
We continue to recruit, interview and report regularly on our progress. Not surprisingly, candidates’ appetites for change during this existential nightmare varies widely depending on individual circumstances and the condition/security of their industries, companies and positions.