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Changing Our Approach to Candidate Resume Review

26 February, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
HOUSTON — When I entered the executive search industry nearly 20 years ago I steadfastly believed that it was not my job to coach a candidate on the quality of their resume, or how to manage their references.   Their ability to submit a stellar resume, I reasoned, was part of the test to determine their […] Read more»

Bad Resume, Bad Consequences

13 January, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
Candidates far and wide, be forewarned. If your resume is lacking, there will be less than desirable consequences in your job search. Last week my colleague, Nancy Swain, wrote about Jack and his frustrating job search. Jack’s biggest problem, along with apparently getting some terrible transition coaching, was using a resume that failed to crystalize […] Read more»

Memo to Candidates: BE PREPARED!

26 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Not being adequately prepared for an interview is a common reason candidates are unsuccessful in an executive search process. To be perfectly blunt, I am increasingly baffled by the simple lack of readiness. Question:  Which senior executives go into a board meeting unprepared?  Answer: Those who are destined to be unemployed. I have been leading […] Read more»