Tag: job hunting

What Should You Do WHEN the Headhunter Calls?

An Olivetti rotary dial telephone, c.1940s

The call on the line is from a headhunter: now what? Richard Nelson Bolles has noted that the best proven job hunting method is when a job hunter takes time to sit down and do some really good work on figuring out who they are and what they have to offer. And working your personal […]

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[Through the Glass Door] The iShares / Barclays Global Investors Sale: What Are Buyers Buying?

Earlier posts highlighted the quandry – sort of like long not-so-pleasant twisting in the wind – that the apparent shopping of iShares and Barclays Global Investors by parent firm Barclays PLC is having on those organizations and their employees. Having done M & A work, it can’t be fun at either iShares or BGI, and it can’t be very productive either: water cooler talk is likely high, and productivity is likely to be very low. For would-be buyers, though, there are least four questions I’d want answered:

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[Land O’Spin] If You Only Had ONE Job Interview Question to Ask?

While interviews can seem hard on job candidates, they may actually be harder on hiring mangers. Apart from recruiters, most people – unless they’re an ineffective “interview and burn through people manager” – don’t interview enough to make interviewing second nature. As a result, instead of focusing on the candidate, hiring managers can get lost […]

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[Barclays Global Investors] New Bidder for iShares or BGI AND iShares?

Reuters UK reported Sunday that there is a likely new bidder and new interest for the iShares unit of San Francico based-Barclays Global Investors as a firm called BC Partners has trumped an earlier bid by 500 million pounds over CVC Partners earlier bid of 3 billion pounds. During this 45 day "go shop" period […]

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