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Make Sure Your Executive Recruiting Firm Does This One Thing Before Starting Your Search

By Robert Ciresi | June 13, 2019
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Meeting your executive hiring goals could be the key to moving your business on a positive trajectory. However, most businesses do not have the benefit of a large network of known candidates to choose from—and it can be even more difficult when the job opening is confidential. Additionally, not every company in need of a…

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One Simple Way LinkedIn Can Set You Apart From Other Executive Job Searchers

By Robert Ciresi | May 30, 2019
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Executives seeking a new job usually have vast, impressive experience. To reflect this, they’ve likely refined their resume and optimized it to catch the eyes of hiring managers and recruiters alike. However, there’s one detail many executives forget about, and it could cost them the job. It’s imperative to match your LinkedIn profile to your…

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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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