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Your Interview Experience: What Can You Control?

October 6, 2016

Throughout the course of my career, I have had the good fortune of being interviewed by several employers, all with varying styles, techniques and platforms for their interview process. I have come across everything from rigid and structured interviews, where the interviewer drills down purely to technical competence, to a wide open format, where the…

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The “Truth-Serum” Interview Question

October 16, 2015

How to Extract a True Portrait of a Candidate The old adage that “People are hired for their skills and fired for their behavior” is not about to be dismissed anytime soon. Poor-behaving executives are being sent packing simply by exhibiting attitudes and behavioral patterns that are toxic to the organization, regardless of their ability…

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The Interview: How to position yourself for success

August 25, 2015

One of the most common questions that I get asked by candidates is, “What does a successful interview look like?” As a Search Manager, I spend a significant amount of time preparing my candidates for that first interaction with my clients. In order to understand what it takes to have a successful interview and first…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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