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Preparing for success

5 Basic But Tricky Job Interview Questions for Senior Managers

Your CV has done the job: it got you the interview for that position you definitely want. A wise move now is to prepare in detail for the imminent discussion with the recruiter. So start with the basics: the common stuff asked as part of interview questions for senior managers. Thinking that they are simple questions with simple answers is generalizing it far too much.

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Asking for what you want

Being assertive in the workplace

Being Assertive in the workplace is a frequently misunderstood concept as there is many of us who confuse assertiveness with being aggressive and domineering. Everyone wants to feel acknowledged and empowered in his or her workplace, but research states most people feel powerless and subjugated.

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Exit Strategies for Executives

I’m Gone!

Executives and top managers don’t have it easy when it comes to transitioning jobs. They’re also subject to notice periods, and further contract regulations. When all signs show that it’s time to leave, there are a few clever strategies one can employ for a simple seamless separation.

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How to create a more productive and healthier work environment

Addressing mental health in the workplace

Mental health issues are silently killing productivity in the workplace. Depression alone costs 400 million lost workdays every year in the U.S., according to the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health program. That doesn’t even include stress disorders or anxiety, which are just as common. Considering the high cost to your company for letting these issues…

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Etiquette and outfit: What you absolutely need to know

The Right Dress Code for an Interview

Tie or open collar? Pantsuit or skirt? The dress code in an interview plays a decisive role – this is precisely where the clothes make the man. Anyone who has made it as far as the job interview for his dream position has already proven his professional qualifications. Now it depends on his personality and…

Why Do Good Employees Leave
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“I got an offer I couldn’t refuse!”

Why do good employees leave?

Employee retention is a key issue for senior management jobs, mainly because of the efficiency and productivity loses when senior talent is lost. About 65% of candidates are actively or passively always looking for jobs. This begs the key question: why do good employees leave? Many employers do not seem to be asking their ‘good employees’ what…

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HR Horror Stories

7 Behaviors that can Ruin your Interview

The interview is a breeding ground for the most incredible stories. There, applicants and potential employers meet for the first time in person and exchange knowledge and creative thoughts. It is often exciting, sometimes even funny, and from time to time it can be very strange! To ensure you have the best interview experience, make…

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Don’t spook your colleagues

Treats and Tricks for Handling Halloween in the Office

Even the most efficient, friendly office can sometimes get boring. That’s why creative senior managers look for ways to spice up office life with special events, team-building processes and changes to the environment like decorations. Think about Christmas, for example. Doesn’t it give staff a boost to see the glistening tinsel and to hang bells…

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How to email higher-ups in style

The Executive’s Guidelines for Emailing Senior Managers

In the constant swirl of messages that we read, write and respond to every day, we often overlook the importance of email style vis-à-vis the recipient. Take the example of emailing senior managers. Addressing a higher-up in another company, or even the boss in your own organization, demands more formality than you might use with co-workers. It’s also important to avoid anything that may cast a negative light on you as an employee.