Important Questions To Ask A Potential Employer

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You have been looking for an interview and your executive recruiter contacts you with the news that you have been waiting for: you have an interview with a company that you would really like to work for!

After dancing a little happy jig, it is time to get down to business: Interview preparation. Many people will spend all of their time focused on one thing: being ready to answer any and every question that the ...

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Is your Personal Brand on Social Media Networking Sites Costing You?

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Current research suggests that you can have the perfect resume and still not get the position that you interview for. In fact, 80% of employers are looking for a cultural fit over executive skills.

It has been said that interviews boil down to three things:

  1. Can you do the job?
  2. Will you do the job with passion?
  3. Do we want you around?

The third question can be restated as “Do you fit ...

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Gender Diversity At The Executive Level Still A Work In Progress

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In 2016, women are still underrepresented at all levels of the corporate pipeline. It is assumed that this is a result of women having a more difficult time than men in balancing work and family life. While that may be the case in certain situations, the biggest issue is that women face greater barriers to advancement and a steeper path to senior leadership.

Female leadership is of vital importance to organizations that endeavor to ...

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How I Was Drafted Into My Life’s Work

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I recently had a conversation with a colleague who asked how I got into the Human Resources profession. The answer is the military.

I got drafted into the US Army after graduating from college. I went through basic training at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and then got assigned to a Military Assistant Advisory Group (MAAG) in the Panama Canal Zone. The base was located on a mountain overlooking the Canal and Panama City. ...

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Challenges and Strategies For Up-and-Coming Minority Executives

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You have done all of the right things. You have gone to the “right” schools. You have excelled in your professional career (with the sterling performance reviews to prove it). You seem well-positioned to take the next step: getting a shot at the top executive jobs and boardroom position that non-minorities seem to get when having a track record that is similar to yours. But you do not get that opportunity. You get passed over again and again. What to ...

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7 Core Competencies Needed To Succeed In All Levels Of Management

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For the executive looking to excel in his/her current occupation with an eye on advancing in their career, the following are 7 competencies that set highly effective leaders apart.

1. The Ability To Inspire And Motivate Others.

From middle manage up to the senior levels of a company, a leader must have the ability to inspire and motivate those under his/her leadership, and in some cases, those above him/her in the corporate hierarchy. By ...

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7 RED FLAGS That You Are In The Wrong Job

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With a new year upon us, perhaps it is time to take a look at that area of our lives where we send so much time: our jobs.

Are you on the right career path? If any of the following 7 RED FLAGS are showing up in your work life, a change may be in order.

1. You have no passion for the job.

There are not many things worse ...

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Actions To Stay Positive During Your Job Search

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Going through a protracted employment search can drain the best and most positive of us. The ups and downs of the process and the uncertainty can play on your mind, but there are some surefire ways to keep your spirits up until you do land that great opportunity!

1) Stick to a Routine

Get out of bed at an appropriate hour, shower, and dress in something more than pajamas. Have a “Start time” and ...

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Personality Traits That Employers Are Looking For

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Current research suggests that you can have the perfect resume and still not get the position that you interview for. In fact, 80% of employers are looking for a cultural fit over executive skills.

From data collected from over 1,200 companies, here are the 5 personality traits that employers are looking for most:

Professionalism

A first impression trait, the employer will begin making an evaluation of you from the time that ...

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