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Facing the “Ghosts” in Hiring

The last few weeks we have all been surrounded by leaves changing colors, cool temperatures, and the spooky sights of Halloween. Along with the signs of the season, there has been a lot of conversation recently about "ghosting."

Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring

Many of my executive candidates have a background in AI (artificial intelligence) or have a passion for it but they all have one thing in common - they want to learn more about how it can be applied as a leader.

The 2 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Quit A Job You Hate

We talk to candidates everyday about why they are wanting to explore new opportunities. Sometimes it's because of a conflict with their manager, other times maybe it's that they feel undervalued and underappreciated.

Developing Your Executive Presence

When you think of executive presence what comes to mind? Is it the sharp dressed individual who seems to captivate a room when they enter it? Although these two things may in fact be true, many industry professionals say that executive presence is the “ability to give off a general sense of poise, confidence, decisiveness

Stop Creating Stories!

Does anyone ever tell you to “stop making stories” because my manager says that to our team frequently. If anyone can be a pro at making stories, without being a published author, it’s me. My mind is constantly thinking up hundreds of scenarios of the “what could be”, “what might be”, and “what could have

Travel Assignments vs. Interim Engagement

Do you ever wonder where the time goes? That is the thought that runs through my mind when I reflect on the more than seven years of being involved with healthcare recruitment. It has been quite the exciting and challenging journey.

A Shameless Plug for LinkedIn from Someone Who is Not Their Employee

A bright, highly successful colleague of mine totally shocked me the other day when she said that she has never checked her LinkedIn account since creating it several years ago. As someone who considers LinkedIn a critical resource, I was completely dumbfounded.

Overcoming Fear When Putting in Notice

We recently celebrated the 4th of July, and with that comes one of my favorite things, FIREWORKS… unless they are being blown up in my neighborhood until 1:00 am (but that is another story). Anyway, this got me thinking about how I used to hate them as a child because I was scared of them,

Executive Search Reality Check

This blog is not intended to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ – it is intended to help executive-level candidates manage expectations by knowing the reality of the current job market, particularly here in the Midwest. These are generalities and there will, of course, be exceptions but here are a few things to be aware of as

The Reality of the Job Search After 50

This week alone, on the same day, two candidates asked me about this very topic. Their concerns were if ageism is real and why they aren’t getting any interest when they have applied for many different roles. One even said bluntly, “How can I not be thought of as a dinosaur? After all, I have