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What is a “burn candidate”?

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...

Hiring from top consulting firms

Hiring from top consulting firms We are a boutique consulting firm are are trying to attract candidates from the larger consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, Bain).  We are a growing business and have a great culture.  Any thoughts as to why we are not getting...

Why don’t recruiters call me?

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...

What is your “superpower”?

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...

What is an “exclusive” relationship?

What is an “exclusive” relationship? I met with a retained search firm recently and they mentioned that they would take on our search on an exclusive basis.  What does this mean? A search firm requiring an exclusive relationship means that they will...