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How to Explain Why You Were Fired or Laid Off in an Executive Interview

By Robert Ciresi | April 19, 2019
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Explaining why you were fired or laid off is likely the most challenging question you will hear in an executive interview. This is a hard topic to explain to your best friend or spouse, let alone someone you’d like to convince to hire you. The experts at Ciresi & Morek recommend being honest but driving…

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4 Smart Ways to Market an Executive Job Opening

By Robert Ciresi | April 5, 2019
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Hiring an executive-level employee creates some unique challenges. You can’t rely on career fairs to find talent, and the flashy amenities that attract entry-level hires may not apply. Plus, some of the best fits may not be actively seeking a career move. So, how do you market an executive job opening effectively? Here are four…

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How to Answer “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?” in an Executive Interview

By Robert Ciresi | March 21, 2019
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Executive interviews aren’t always easy—to find the right leader for the job, interviewers may ask challenging questions. Eighty-two percent of recruiters agree it takes three to five interviews before a job offer is extended, so executive candidates should prepare to answer a variety of inquiries. A tough one that commonly pops up is: “Why did…

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Ask Executive Job Candidates These Soft Skill Interview Questions

By Robert Ciresi | March 7, 2019
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When hiring a new executive, you have a lot of ground to cover in an interview. Along with learning about the candidate’s experience and job history, you’ll want to feel out whether they seem like a “people person,” have strong leadership capabilities, can listen attentively, and more. These talents are called soft skills because they…

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What’s the Best Way to Recruit a New CEO?

By Robert Ciresi | February 21, 2019
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A new CEO could be the most important hire your company makes. The CEO sets the tone for a number of initiatives across the business, including: Overall business strategy Annual goals and planning Company culture Major corporate decisions Communications between the board of directors and the employees The wrong choice in CEO can heavily impact…

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How to Find the Right Leader: 7 CEO Interview Questions

By Robert Ciresi | February 5, 2019
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Selecting a new CEO can be transformative for a company. The CEO impacts all aspects of a company, steering its direction and making major decisions. The weight of a CEO selection makes the interview process significantly more time intensive than for a mid-level hire. There is no one-size-fits-all CEO; each company will have different specific…

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