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Telling a Story

Are You Telling a Compelling Company Story?

By Robert Ciresi | September 10, 2019
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What is your company’s story? In other words, how would you describe your company culture? When you describe it to a potential new hire, where do you start? And, more importantly, how would your current employees describe your culture? Are you and your employees telling the same story? Today, hiring is all about company culture.…

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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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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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Why You Should Approach Your Next Job Interview Like a Doctor

By Mark Morek | November 20, 2018
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Job interviews are an opportunity to tell an employer all about yourself, your successes, your skills, your goals, and your desire to work for their company, right? Kind of… The best interviewees do share this information, but they do so while also aiming to solve the hiring company’s key problems. Aside from just asking questions…

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