Tag: interview tips

One (More) Headhunter “Secret”: “See Me”

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There are “secrets” in the executive search trade that anyone who hopes to be headhunted (or hire a headhunter to fill an opening) should know. A set of 10 tips are here; another 7 more are here. Here’s an 18th tip: what you do in the search process can stick with you for a lifetime. While the […]

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Are You Interviewing the Candidate or Just Checking Their Pulse?


The interviewer with a candidate at the Starbucks in Hong Kong Central seemed nice, bright and engaging. She was, unfortunately, conducting a train wreck of an interview in front of me; when she asked early on, “You’re not a micromanager, are you?” I thought she was a goner. When the candidate smiled, said “Of course […]

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Hiring Season: Can I Be Asked If I’m a Gamer?


Yes. No. Maybe? You can tell when the economy’s improved because there’s an uptick of interviews. More experienced managers revisit what they’ve done before that’s worked well when hiring and novice supervisors surface this season’s new crop of oddball, silly questions. “Can I be asked if I’m a gamer?” will likely be one of the […]

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