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4 Out-of-the-Ordinary Executive References You Should Use Today

By Mark Morek | April 26, 2019
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As preparation for any new executive job opportunity, you should prepare a list of job references. It’s common for interviewers to contact these individuals before or after interviewing you, and what they say could be a major factor in whether you get a job offer. Most people have a few standby references they can tap…

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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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How to Define Your Company Culture for More Effective Hiring

By Mark Morek | April 12, 2019
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Regardless of your company’s industry, culture is a huge factor in attracting and retaining the best employees. According to Gallup, companies stand to increase revenue by 33% just by creating a culture that attracts top talent. Conversely, 38% of employees in the workplace express a desire to leave their jobs due to a toxic culture,…

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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 Get an Executive-Level Social Media Presence

By Mark Morek | March 29, 2019
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In 2018, 77% of the United States’ population had a social media profile. If you think social media isn’t for you, you’re missing out on a huge audience. For executives, optimizing social media channels is an opportunity to leverage a wider network, earn thought leadership status, and build trust among connections. If you’re keeping your…

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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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