Tag: interviewing

Are You a Caffeine Addict?

Are You a Caffeine Addict?
Meeting a potential client today at Argo Tea, I offered to buy him an iced tea. He said he didn’t drink tea or coffee. When he needed a caffeine fix, of which he said wasn’t often, he drank a Red Bull. I hesitated for a moment when he told me this, thinking that I had... Read more »

Finding the Hidden Job Market: Networking is Key

Finding the Hidden Job Market: Networking is Key
In a job market with more qualified candidates than openings, you need to be smart in your job search.  Networking is key to finding a job.  There are many ways to network besides going to networking events that are often filled with unemployed or underemployed job seekers all looking for job leads. As part of... Read more »

Tips for Interviewing with HR Directors, Hiring Managers & CEO's

Having been in executive search for 8 years, dealing with CEO’s of companies, HR Directors and Hiring Managers, I found there is a disconnect between all three of these people that are imperative to the success of a company.  They all approach the hiring process differently.  Unless, you have a direct referral into one of... Read more »
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Should You List Your Home Address on Your Resume?

The job market may be poised for a slight recovery in 2011, yet companies are still slow to hire additional employees.  There are still too many job candidates seeking work for too few positions and experts predict that unemployment will remain high for another six years.  In this competitive job market how do your get... Read more »

(10) Tips for Acing a Phone Interview

(10) Tips for Acing a Phone Interview
Chances are that you will have to do a phone interview when looking for a job.  Most large companies like IBM, Kraft or Apple won’t bring you in for an interview until you’ve passed the interview with one of their recruiters.  As a job seeker this is the first step to being considered for a... Read more »

Interviewing for a job?: Tips for dealing with stress of waiting

Enjoy the day Another day passes without a call from IBM, Hyatt or Allstate.  You’ve been interviewing with these type of firms for 4 months and still don’t have a job offer. This is the life of a job hunter in this economy.  Your are approaching your 6th interview and still don’t have a commitment from... Read more »
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What's really going on in the job market?: Tips from an executive recruiter

I met with Edward Santimauro, Senior Client Partner in the Chicago office of Korn/Ferry International, to get his prospective on the current job market. As a former director of worldwide professional recruitment at the management consultant firm, Hewitt Associates, he’s adept at interviewing job seekers and even gives himself credit for being, “pretty good at... Read more »