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Winning Executive Career Strategies

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I recently read an article about career strategies, and it inspired today’s post. I took some time to reflect on my day to day and the relationship dynamics I’ve seen in my line of work. One such observation frequently happens to executives: As professionals scale the corporate ladder, their schedules quickly become booked and they begin to detach from external networking and developing relationships with the recruiters in their market. However, there can be a sudden shift in the marketplace

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How to Keep Job Searching (& Online Dating) from Ruining Your Life

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Her eyes are irresistibly charming; her smile kind and genuine. She seems to be intelligent, ambitious, and artistic. She has an MBA from Harvard, plays the violin, and runs two marathons per year. His face is tan and strong; his eyes look kind and friendly. He’s been a practicing physician for ten years and offers free healthcare to impoverished communities. He’s traveled all over the world and seems compassionate, motivated, and adventurous. And as you sit on your couch, scrolling

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Your Top 3 Recruiting Fee Questions Answered

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Your Top 3 Recruiting Fee Questions Answered: An Interview with Sandra Smith It’s Friday at 4:30pm. You struggle to remain productive for the last thirty minutes of the day as you anxiously anticipate the upcoming weekend. Tonight, you have reservations at the new Thai restaurant in town, tomorrow you’re going boating with your college roommates, and Sunday? Sunday is the best day because you plan to spend it watching football and relaxing at home with your family. It’s 4:55pm and

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The 2018 Talent Shortage You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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When it comes to hiring, times have changed. During the recession of 2008, candidates were lucky to secure a job and hiring managers could be as selective as they wanted, knowing that they had a plethora of candidates to choose from. In 2014, the job market shifted to that of a candidate-driven market and is continuing towards that trend. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the unemployment rate will continue to drop from 4.3% in 2017 to 4.2% in

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4 Strategies to Identify, Hire, & Retain Top Performing Employees

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Your best sales executive just submitted her resignation. This salesperson was consistently outperforming everyone in your organization and contributed 35% of your company’s annual revenue. You know that leaving a position open for any length of time can lead to decreased productivity, overstressed employees, loss of revenue, and an overall sense of discontinuity. However, filling the job with the wrong person could be worse. A recent study done by CAP found that the average cost to replace a midrange salary

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3 Reasons to Hire a Recruiting Company: Increase Revenue, Grow Market Share, and Improve Efficiency

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Aug 2, 2017 8:53:31 AM / by Amy Roesch & Cassandra Czech “No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of GE As a busy executive, it’s no secret that you place tremendous value on your time and are strategic about delegating important projects to your team. However, when it comes to hiring, many CEO’s express concern. After all, it’s

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5 Benefits of Using a Recruiter to Advance Your Career

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Jul 10, 2017 11:32:52 AM / by Amy Roesch We all know the feeling… refreshing your email for the tenth time in a row and repeatedly checking your voicemail, waiting to hear back about the job that you’re not even sure you want. Anxious. Exhausted. Disheartened. This is how most people describe their journey in trying to find and secure a job that is a good fit for them. According to The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, job searching is one of the most stressful life

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Recruiters: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly – Part 2

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Jan 5, 2015 2:30:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try

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Recruiters: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly – Part 1

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Dec 29, 2014 4:30:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith How to Discover Whether a Recruiter is Right for You If you’ve been a professional in your field for a while, you have more than likely come into contact with many different recruiters over the years. And, chances are, not all of those experiences have been pleasant. I have talked with many candidates who have expressed that they have had “bad” experiences with recruiters in the past. If this has happened

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