The 15 Minute Guide to a Successful Interview

Do you want to learn the techniques which will help you to smash your job interviews out of the park and get you the offer? Learning how to answer any interview question, even those tricky behavioral interview questions begins with plenty of preparation. In this article, I will share my 15-minute guide to a successful interview. My name is Gordon Berridge, and I am the UK Partner and President at…

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3 Tips To Get Discovered By Executive Search Firms

I liken the executive search process to a grown-up version of the game "hide and seek". Brands across every sector are the seekers. Executives tend to hide. If you want to learn how to get discovered by an executive search firm— keep reading. The "playground" is big and complex. It spans geographies, industries, and functions. To most, it is unfamiliar. It is also competitive. The best seekers…

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Care for a white-water ride?

Change seems to occur at an ever-increasing speed, making forecasts – especially those concerning long term scenarios – an extremely risky business. Forecasts often lead to disappointments, both for management – employees – shareholders and other stakeholders. Because of the complexities, we can always find excuses: Organizational developments did not always have the impact as expected, or…

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Talent Search in a Digital Age

About six years ago when I started my post-doc programme at Harvard Business School and contacted several top executive search firms, the majority of them told me that social media does not affect their work at all. I was surprised and a little bit dissappointed, because my goal was to study how online networking platforms influence talent search activities. However, rules of the game have…

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The Evolution of the Executive, C-Suite, and Boardroom

The evolution of the Executive, C-Suite, and Boardroom is underway. People will undoubtedly say, “there is no way this guy is old enough to have experienced working in the 80’s and 90’s,” and they would be right. However, as part of any sound Executive Search professional’s toolkit, research is a useful addition, and in many ways, often goes a long way. So, how did it all look back in the 'good…

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Leadership Matters

(as featured in mining.com) CEO Interview: Sam Walsh This edition of the CEO interview features Sam Walsh, the recently retired CEO, of Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto, founded in 1873, is a British-Australian multinational and one of the world’s largest metals and mining corporations. The company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the…

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Recruiting vs Talent Management

By Mike Myatt, Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth  I recently participated in a panel discussion about the future of the recruiting industry, and quite frankly, I was surprised with many of the prevailing attitudes and thoughts surrounding the topic at hand. As is often the case, I was the contrarian on the panel, and while I probably shouldn’t have been shocked, it was the fact most recruiters…

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