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Are You REALLY A People Person? Take The 1 Minute Quiz

Superior listening skills, a genuine interest in the other and the aura of a respected leader within our organization are the characteristics that describe you best. YOU are the king/ the queen of hearts in your company! ……… Are you really sure? Take the 1 minute quiz and find out if you are a true people person or not. Every right answer is 1 point, a wrong one scores 0.
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Should You Post Your Job Ads Without Text?

This week’s posting comes  from Nico, long time contact of mine and today HR Manager: “My mentor, an experienced recruiter, once called one of his top clients and said ‘I met a candidate who would be a perfect fit for you. You should meet her and try to work out something together!’ I thought he was crazy. He will never be in the position to know the firm as much as the HR department. The job
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How To Make A Job Offer That NO ONE Can Turn Down

Congratulations! After having screened dozens or hundreds of resumes and having conducted numerous interviews, you have found the right candidate for your job vacancy. Weeks or months of hard work come to an end. Make sure you get it right at this critical point of time of the hiring process: one false move can result in a refusal and if you screw it up now, you have to start at zero again (unless you have a back-up
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How To Hire Someone: Checklist (7 Tips)

A bad hire can cost between 2 and 12 salaries and apart from direct costs for the recruiter, there can be a negative impact on team morale, customer retention or productivity to name a few. Here are the 7 questions on “how to hire someone” that help me make better decisions for my customers and for myself. And I hire only when all answers are positive
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5 Reasons Santa Claus Is A Better Manager Than You

Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is near and your year as a manager will end soon. Time to have a critical look at your managerial capacities: what is the one leadership skill you evolved with in 2013, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a people manager? How do you compare to Santa Claus? We had a look at this one year ago already. However, Santa does not run out of style, he is a c
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10 Networking Tips From A Networker

While a headhunter is the best way to find a new job (at least for the headhunter), there are other ways. Having a solid network can be one but it can also be a powerful means to get business contacts, share knowledge and keep a competitive edge. Here are 10 networking tips on how to establish and maintain strong connections that will help you in good and bad times
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Career advice from A To Z: “Y” For “How To Manage Generation Y”

When I was young and “learned working” twenty years ago (I will turn 44 on 22 January. Hey, save the date: I love champagne and executive search assignments, especially in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland!), I had to adapt to my superiors. Today, I am the old one and new twenty-somethings are coming along. However, I have the impression that now, we as managers have to adapt and no longer the followers. In th
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The Most Important Rule For The Job Interview

Having been working in professional recruitment for more than a decade, I have been preparing all my candidates thoroughly for their job interviews. Over the years, this briefing became more and more sophisticated but I was still looking for the “holy grail”, the number 1 key learning that won’t get forgotten and enables candidates running for jobs but also for professionals managing their career to get it all right.
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Career Advice From A To Z: “W” For “Women’s Quota: What’s The Buzz About It?”

When I started working in recruitment back in 2001 (not sooo long ago), customers regularly said “I want a chief accountant, it should be a man between 35 but not older than 50”. Today, politics implement women’s quota, there are business clubs for women only and even job boards for female senior executives. I wanted to know more about female executives and women’s quota and interviewed Nicole Bernthaler, found
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Career Advice From A To Z: “V” For “Las Vegas: 7 Career Lessons From Its’ History”

Some love it, some hate it yet guess what, I learned many things from Las Vegas that can help you for your career. What are these 7 things?
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