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Hiring Interview: Two Purposes

Yesterday we covered the main purpose of the resume: to land you an interview. You’ve scheduled your first interview, congratulations! There are 2 key sub-points that will help get both the candidate and the employer across the finish line:

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Your Resume Has Only 1 Purpose

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by candidates is for feedback on their resume. [For a full breakdown, see my Job Guide on our website]. But I wanted to highlight a few key points here to help guide…

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When To Hire An External Recruiter?

Both in-house recruiting and headhunting firms have their merits. The key is knowing when to use each. For most mid-level roles, in-house Talent Acquisition teams can handle the job effectively, using platforms like LinkedIn and Indeed.

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Take Control Of Your Job Search

In the quest for a new job, you will face confusion and challenges. Here are actionable steps to make your job search more efficient. Leverage Networks: Use your professional and personal networks. Sign up for job notifications on platforms like LinkedIn Jobs and Indeed.

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Standing Out In A Sea Of Talents

As a recruiter having the opportunity to speak with executives from a wide variety of industries, I made a key observation.Regardless of the function (e.g. Sales, Engineering, Operations, HR, Finance) or industry…

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Job Market Q4-2023

The HR industry expect the job market to see significant activity in Q4 despite challenges such as talent shortages and inflation. According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey…

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Searching Strategically For A C-level Job

The higher one climbs the corporate ladder, the less open positions there are in any organization. Fact. So if you are a VP or C-level candidate starting your job search, it can be a bit disheartening to go to LinkedIn or Indeed…

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Remote Interviews Only?

A quarter of the corporate workforce is now back in the office. Yet hiring chiefly through remote interviews has remained commonplace. Is this a bad thing?..

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AI & Recruiters

As AI models progress from narrow AI to AGI, universities and corporations develop and refine automation algorithms to replace human labor with technology.

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Hiring: Same as Listing a Home?

When you list a home for sale, the first 2 weeks are the most crucial. This is when you get multiple offers. If the home doesn’t sell, potential buyers begin to think “What’s wrong with the house?” There’s no second shot at making a great first impression.

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The Bud Light HR Blunder

With a big PR problem on their hands, a boycott by their core consumers, and a $6bn market cap shrinkage, the brass at Bud Light is now in full damage control mode.

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Outsourcing Executive Search: A Real Upside

HR Managers know hiring for the C-Suite is both a serious challenge –
– considering the fallout of making a wrong decision — and a time-consuming process that may last several months. The higher the position, the higher the stakes.

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Hiring in a Recession: Shortening Assessment Forms?

Hiring in a Recession: Shortening Assessment Forms?

Google up ‘hiring in a recession’ and you get a crop of “7 tips to ____”, “6 strategies for ___”, etc. Strangely enough, the top articles offer no relevant advice but oddities such as [to avoid missing on good talent] “offer longer breaks and nicer bathrooms”.

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GOLD RUSH FOR TALENT: IT'S TIME!

Gold Rush for Talent: It’s Time!

If you keep up with news and current events, endless headlines are painting a doom & gloom picture. Recession! Inflation! Massive layoffs in Corporate America! Bleak. There is a flip side to the coin however, and it’s called OPPORTUNITY.

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DEMAND FOR SAAS GROWS DESPITE ECONOMY

Demand for SAAS Grows Despite Economy

According to Statista, the Software as a Service (SaaS) market grew from $31B in 2015 to a projected $195B in 2023, up from $146B in 2021. No slowdown despite the 2020-2021 economic crash, but actually continued rapid growth — something very few other industries can boast.

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Corporate America and Job Stability: Myth or Reality?

Corporate America and Job Stability: Myth or Reality?

As a recruiter, I often hear candidates stating they only want to work for a large company — a Tier 1, household brand-name. They perceive Corporate America as offering more stability (big corporations are less likely to go bankrupt), and more opportunities for career advancement.

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Ghosting: Not Just a Dating Issue?

Ghosting: Not Just a Dating Issue?

The word “Ghosting” is born in the dating community. Two persons make contact, go on a first date, continue texting afterwards… Then complete radio silence on one end of the line. No explanation, no goodbyes.

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Your Organizational objectives for 2023?

Your Organizational objectives for 2023?

The new fiscal year is around the corner. Q4 is traditionally the time for organizations to reflect on their OKRs and KPIs for the next year. We owe the first roadmap to sound OKRs to Andy Grove of Intel, and his protégé John Doerr, who codified the method in his book “Measure What Matters”.

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BUY THE RUMOR, SELL THE NEWS

Buy the Rumor, Sell the News

What indicators does your organization use to plan out its hiring for the next 6-12 months? Does your C-Level suite agonize over the bipolar beat of “doom-&-gloom” vs. “all-is-well” media reports? Or do you have reliable sources to draw from?

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To Raise or Not to Raise?

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in August, bringing inflation to 8.3% y-o-y. Restated for the prices of food and energy, the CPI rose 0.6% last month, and 6.3% y-o-y…

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Retained Executive Search Confidentiality Assured

Why Retained Search (Part 6)

Reason #6: In this video, 6th of a series on the benefits of the retained search model, CEO David Kant expounds on when this model brings in a degree of confidentiality that the contingent search model can’t, and why it is important for a company when hiring C-level execs.

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