What is a burn candidate? A “burn candidate” is typically the first candidate a client interviews and who is unlikely to win the job. This first candidate is used as a baseline for future candidates. The thinking goes that if the first candidate was outstanding, … Continue readingWhat is a “burn candidate”?
Why don’t recruiters call me? I used to get calls from executive recruiters all the time but haven’t heard from one in quite some time. Why is this? I’m not sure of the nature of your discussions with recruiters but following are some of the … Continue readingWhy don’t recruiters call me?
What is your “superpower”? I read one of your posts where you talk about candidates needing to understand their superpower. What is it and is it really all that important? I understand that “superpower” can sound somewhat gimmicky but ultimately I’m trying to get individuals … Continue readingWhat is your “superpower”?
Before starting a job search A colleague is considering a career move – anything I should pass along to her before she starts applying for roles? I deal with candidates every day who are anxious to make a career move due to frustration within their … Continue readingBefore starting a job search
Resumes with typos I received a great resume yesterday of a senior level candidate whose background and current company aligns very well against our role. The issue was that there were 2 obvious typos in the resume. Some of my fellow execs say it is … Continue readingResumes with typos – big deal or not?
Preparing for intro call with search firm As I am starting to ramp-up my job search, I have a number of intro calls scheduled with recruiters at search firms. Most are scheduled for 30 minutes. What should I consider as I prepare for the calls? … Continue readingPreparing for intro call with search firm
Answering the Salary question I recently met with an executive recruiter and she asked me “what is your current salary and what are your compensation expectations?” I am uncomfortable with those questions. How should I have answered them? You are not alone in disliking questions … Continue readingAnswering the Salary question
Did I go to the right school? I was recently contacted about an opportunity that looks very interesting. I noticed that most individuals on the executive team have an MBA from a top tier university. At my level should I be concerned if my MBA … Continue readingDid I go to the right school?
Resume – how many pages should it be? I am revising my resume and am wondering how long it should be? Do you recommend a number of pages for a resume? The short answer is that you should keep your resume to 1 page, possibly … Continue readingResume – how many pages should it be?