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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...

Before starting a job search

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 current...

Resumes with typos – big deal or not?

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 no big deal,...

Preparing for intro call with search firm

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? In general,...

Answering the Salary question

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...