Kansas City’s leading Executive Search and Talent Management firm, Cornerstone Kansas City provides insights to help company leaders decide if they should outsource the hiring of a new executive and to what type of recruiting firm.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
During this season of thanksgiving and anticipation of the birth of Christ, it’s a GREAT reminder of how truly blessed I am to be associated with so many good people because of my work.
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.
Post was written by Dan Heiman, President and Managing Partner, Cornerstone Kansas City. I read an article recently from Hunt Scanlon entitled “Common Pitfalls That Will Hinder Any Career Search”. I see this stuff all the time and certainly identified with their research, so I wanted to share my Top 5 pitfalls that are killing your job search.
In today’s age of instant access to all types of information both public and private, I’m always surprised by the number of people who make the decision to embellish, delete, create, and fabricate information on their resumes.
As many of you know, I’m a member of the Cornerstone International Group (CIG) which is a network of independently owned and operated executive search and leadership consulting firms just like mine that operate in 66 different locations all over the world.
As a professional recruiter, people ask me all the time how the job market is. We constantly hear things like tight, flat, robust, competitive, etc., but make no mistake, there’s a war for talent going on that requires much more than a single word can convey.
Our mission is to meet or exceed client expectations. Our challenge is to unify voices and tease out the wants vs the needs, the must-haves vs. the nice-to-haves and to make sure that expectations are both identified and realistic. Sounds simple, right?