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Jan 11, 2013 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek or Star Wars?

If you’re an engineer, chances are you’ve been asked this during an interview. Off topic questions are becoming more common in the interview process as employers seek to determine the cultural fit of a candidate – which in some cases has eclipsed finding the most skilled.

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Jan 04, 2013 | Post by: Gwen Moore 1 Comments

New Year’s Resolution – A New Job!

Turning the corner into a new year sparks one resolution that many employees have in common – find a new job. As reported by Glassdoor, nearly 1 in 5 will be looking for new jobs within the first 3 months of 2013.

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Sep 24, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Don’t Be An Empty Chair!

Don’t Be An Empty Chair!

At the end of the day, decisions on where we want to work, and who we want to work with, often come down to the people involved in that equation.

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Sep 23, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore 2 Comments

Get Out the Vote

Let’s face it, when we vote – whether in a political election or in selecting someone to join our organization - the decisions that determine the successful candidate - come down to four basic criteria.

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Jun 05, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Two Hiring Managers Walk Into a Bar…

Two Hiring Managers Walk Into a Bar…

One thrilled because her third new hire in a month starts on Monday, and the other shaking his head frustrated that he hasn’t been able to hire a single person in two months. Both offer market leading compensation, the work is with cool brands in high-growth spaces, and the organizations

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Mar 06, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Roles Not Jobs

Roles Not Jobs

Great article by Maren Hogan that is super relevant in today’s market.  Astute hiring managers understand that hot candidates seek out compelling roles where they are responsible for projects and not simply functions.  Furthermore, they understand that such a desire leads to shorter tenure or what we’ve referred to in

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Feb 14, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Where Do You Stand?

Where Do You Stand?

Everything is becoming agile today, even meetings!   More and more leaders are taking a page out of something the military has known for a long time – by taking away the comfy chairs and requiring people to stand, meetings are more focused, ideas are fresh, and people more engaged.  Stand

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Jan 25, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on "We Loved Them Both"

"We Loved Them Both"

Four little words you love to hear as an executive recruiter.  I recently started my day with that exact message from a client and felt like I scored a touchdown.  Upon reflection, I realized the bigger story was how you get there.  How do you create the elusive win-win-win?  Here

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Nov 03, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Nailing the Phone Interview

Nailing the Phone Interview

Phone interviews are a common step in the hiring process in today’s market...

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Sep 22, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Attention Hiring Managers!

Attention Hiring Managers!

Transitioning into a new job is challenging enough to begin with, but it’s even more difficult if you’re a hiring manager in a growing organization. If you’ve got openings to fill, the pressure will be on to assess your new team and create a hiring plan ASAP. As the new

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