I write a lot about lying, mostly because it is happening all the time. Candidates lie to recruiters for a variety of reasons. Recruiters have to expect a certain amount of lying. Some of it is even understandable. Here are some examples:
George says he is willing to relocate, no problem. Weeks later, many obstacles materialize that would interfere. These aren’t…Continue
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Added by Mark Bregman on November 18, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments
Noted health expert Dr. Andrew Weil has a short piece on his web site today about Beating Workplace Stress. In today’s piece he discusses that stress is an indicator of the need for action – either to reduce or overcome the stress response, or to find another environment.
Today’s article has a very valuable link to an earlier piece by Weil on …Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 17, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Tactics are underrated. Problem solving is taken for granted. Business leaders want to hire executives who are strategic, who take a big picture view, who can make long term plans, guide and mentor others in the plan execution, and not get bogged down in details.
Interestingly, when I ask high level candidates about their accomplishments, often the stories are…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 15, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Many executives who are in meetings all day feel that when they go on an interview, they can “wing it” and successfully ad lib. This is very dangerous. Interview settings increase the tension, and you may not always be at your best when “on the spot.”
If you enjoy movies or theater, and you’ve seen an actor really embody a role, really own the character,…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 11, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Why an Empty E-Mail InBox Makes You More Productive.
Guest Blogger – Amanda Smith – BOB Director of Marketing
If you have ever caught a glimpse of one of the TV reality shows about Hoarders then you…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I saw an article recently entitled 7 Resume Lies Employers Will Never Check, on the excellent candidate-oriented web site Resume Bear. This inspired me to write the anti-article – how to counter these lies that…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 8, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments
A great business adage is “Give all the credit; take all the blame.” Very few leaders really embody this principle, because too many people hold on to the credit, and never want to be “blamed”. However, business leaders can gain a great deal of respect by stepping up and owning a problem. Most bosses really appreciate someone who thinks creatively and will volunteer to solve a…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 4, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Are speed and quality mutually exclusive concepts in recruiting? Can you find the best candidate in the shortest possible time?
The answer depends on what you are seeking. Many employers are content to have readily available applicants (active job seekers) as the only candidates for certain types of jobs. However, in some cases, employers prefer to recruit “passive”…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 3, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments
Do You Have “A” Players in Key Positions?
Achievement of aggressive company objectives depends on the solid performance of key leaders who are uniquely capable of producing essential results.
Recent studies have shown that employers are developing new executive profiles as they select people to lead their company into the millennium, especially in early stage and rapid growth organizations.
These critical factors will differentiate fair-to-mediocre prospects from “A”…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 1, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments