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How to Know if a Custom Executive Search is Right for You

By Mark Morek | January 15, 2019
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One of the services an executive recruiter can perform for clients, along with retained and contingent searches, is a custom search. Contingent searches are typically less expensive than other types of searches, happen alongside other recruiting efforts, and don’t cost anything until the appropriate candidate is identified. For that reason, they’re often best-suited for finding…

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How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in an Interview

By Mark Morek | January 7, 2019
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Most executives have interview experience that spans years of professional meetings. However, no matter how many interviews you’ve participated in, one question always seems to stump people. It’s often the first question an interviewer asks: “So, tell me about yourself.” Delivering a poor response to this question can start the interview off on a bad…

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5 Steps to Forming a Partnership With Your Executive Recruiting Firm

By Robert Ciresi | December 27, 2018
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The best executive recruiter/client relationships have one thing in common: they’re true partnerships focused on shared goals and outcomes, not transactional touchpoints. When you hire an executive recruiter, you’re hiring an extension of your business to help you identify and interview the best talent. The better your executive recruiter knows your company, the more accurately…

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Our Connected World Has Drastically Changed the Importance of Great Job References

By Robert Ciresi | December 20, 2018
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I have worked in search for 20 years. I have placed thousands of professionals, recruited for some of the best companies and recruited some of the best folks. My word to the wise: get some good references. LinkedIn is powerful tool that connects everyone, both good and bad. Years ago, a professional could slide by with…

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It’s Time to Rethink the Executive Cover Letter

By Mark Morek | December 20, 2018
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It’s true: cover letters have faced some harsh criticism in the recent past. Plenty of people claim that recruiters and hiring managers won’t even read a submitted cover letter. There are some stats to back this up: Almost half of job seekers opted not to submit a cover letter in their most recent job application.…

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Here Are the Top Things to Look for in a Job Offer, According to the Experts

By Robert Ciresi | December 12, 2018
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So, you’ve tackled the phone screen and impressed hiring managers during in-person meetings. At long last, you’ve received an offer! This is an exciting milestone in a job search, no matter how experienced a candidate you are. Once you’ve been extended a job offer, there are a few important aspects to examine before accepting or…

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