Tag: resume


Dec

03

2019
Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 11 – Additional Tips for Reference Checks

Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 11 – Additional Tips for Reference Checks

Look at reference information as just one of many data points. It will either confirm what you have learned during the process of getting to know the executive, or it will raise a flag or two. For example, if the reference call focus’ on how great the executive was at marketing and you are engaging the executive for an operations role, dig deeper. • Use...

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Dec

02

2019
Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 10 – What to Ask in a Reference Call

Finding the Right Executive for Your Business Needs Part 10 – What to Ask in a Reference Call

It’s All about How You Ask the Question. To get value from a reference call, focus questions more around the “how.” Conduct reference calls like mini-interviews and ask for examples. If the reference call mentions the candidate’s great communication skills, for example, ask what specifically about the executive’s communication was particularly helpful in turning a situation around, or creating buy-in, or motivating employees, or solving...

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Nov

22

2019
Young business woman on a job interview offering her resume to a commission representative. Focus on the HR representative taking the resume

Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs Part 5 – An Executive Resume Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

One reason we don’t set all our stock in executive resumes is their enforced brevity. Since there is so little room in a two-to-three page resumé, by necessity, more experience—even relevant experience—is often left off rather than included. For example, we often work with client organizations and owners looking to make an exit in the next couple of years, so it is critical that the...

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Nov

21

2019
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Finding the Right Executive to Match Your Business Needs Part 4 – How to Screen a Resume

Matching Criteria to an Executive’s Background: The Resume. While the ways in which executives document their backgrounds are evolving, and some now include digital or even multimedia packages, LinkedIn profiles, bios, curriculum vitae, or websites, the most common document is still the resume. And while this career summary format is as universal as it is ubiquitous, it remains the biggest challenge in matching what the...

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