Last month I wrote about the Top 5 Pitfalls That Are Killing Your Job Search. Continuing the “Top 5” theme, this month I wanted to shift the focus to a problem we’ve seen a lot of over the years with various companies.
Believe it or not, I’m getting ready to celebrate my 11thyear as an executive recruiter. I joined Michael Shirley Associates in October 2006 and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my professional career.
You know the old saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat”. While this is true, common sense tells us that some ways will be more painful and exact a greater toll than others.
Enter “Boon”, a new online recruiting site. In theory, this is a great idea and, in some cases, may be a feasible way to skin the hiring cat. In this impersonal digital age of anonymous, fast, hurry, quick, and are we done yet? – this fits. Read more “Boon is Good For Candidates, Executive Search is Great For Companies”
The original founder of my firm (Cornerstone-Kansas City), Michael Shirley (previously Michael Shirley Associates), recently spoke to a group of executives to advise them on the process of selecting executives for their organizations. One of the key comments from that presentation was:
“The first rule of management is…Don’t send your ducks to eagle school.”
Dan Heiman, Cornerstone – Kansas City’s President and Executive Search expert has interviewed thousands of seasoned, experienced professionals, some of which he considers professional “rockstars”. Heiman encourages client companies to be open to the benefits of hiring very experienced Candidates, no matter their age.
Kansas City – January 26, 2017 – A recent Gallup poll shows 50% of Americans think this is the best time of all to find a quality job – only days after the inauguration that ended one of the most bitter presidential elections. It is the most optimistic result in 15 years of polling.
For the past several years, at the suggestion of one of my brothers in Christ, I’ve woken up early on Thanksgiving day, grabbed a cup of coffee, and written down all that I’m truly thankful for.
I frequently joke that it’s best to “walk a mile in the other person’s shoes.” Then, if you don’t understand or can’t help, you’re a mile away….and you have their shoes. ? Read more “Why You Should Stop Saying “If I Were You””