Yesterday I was directed to an interesting article discussing what the author considers to be the most important interview question (never asked). The focus was asking candidates what they really wanted from the job in order to understand what is truly driving them.
The article (as good articles do) got my mind wandering and led me to think about…Continue
Candidates often ask me whether changing roles/companies too frequently over their respective careers will have an impact on their ability to land jobs in the future. It is an interesting question, particularly in light of just how much perceptions have changed on this issue over the last few…Continue
Added by Mark Nelson on June 4, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments
“When I started 20 years ago it was the junior people like me that worked the hardest. Now twenty years later it is the senior people like me that work the hardest. Somehow I have…Continue
Added by Mark Nelson on May 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Every day thousands of professionals take the time to apply to a job opportunity online. The vast majority never receive a personal response, only an automated email confirming the application.
My impression is that, whether you apply to a company directly, a contingency agency, or an executive search firm, the experience is fairly similar. Having said that, my expertise is predominantly limited to search firms, so hopefully this entry will shed some light on what I have learned and…Continue
We have all been there:
You have spent too long trying to fill a key position. At long last, someone emerges who appears to be an ideal fit. You are certain that she meets all of the technical qualifications. She has spent her career with an industry leader in your space where she gained ideal experience. She presents as very intelligent, capable and even has a sense of humour. She seems genuinely excited about all aspects of the business and is very happy with how you describe the…Continue
I often get asked for some quick and easy advice on ‘how to interview’ by clients or professional connections that do not have a lot of experience with the process. While I do have a system that I use, I should be clear in saying that there is not one perfect approach nor is there a clear industry standard. I believe that the key is to be organized and to put yourself in a position to make useful comparisons so you can come away the information that you need.
Everyone understands that…Continue