Tagged senior positions

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How to evaluate your strengths & weaknesses for ultimate career success

Tips on Writing Self-Assessments for the End of the Year

As here self-assessment, also known as a self-appraisal or self-evaluation, gives employees the opportunity to share with their manager the work they have done since their last review, how they have performed on those tasks, areas they feel they can improve on, and what their supervisors can do to help them perform their job better. Given…

Management By Wandering Around - Leading On Your Feet
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Management By Wandering Around

Leading On Your Feet

Being a skilled communicator is an important part of being a leader. What separates good leaders from great ones is how they go about communicating with others in their organizations, and not just their peers. One of the most effective ways to do this is by practicing “management by wandering around” or MBWA, whereby managers…

maintaining your Credibility in the Workplace
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Maintaining Your Credibility in the Workplace

It’s been a long race. From entering into the job market, to building a team that strives to accomplish your biggest goals for the company, you’ve grabbed opportunities as and when they come. However, the race isn’t over just yet. There’s a lot more that you need to clinch, and a lot more you still need to prove. For…

Leading a Virtual Team
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Leading a Virtual Team: Take the Opportunity, Master the Challenges

Today’s corporate world is characterised by increasing internationalisation, rapid communication channels and far-reaching flexibility in employment models. This affects how teams are compiled and how they work. Virtual teams are increasingly becoming the norm in some sectors. They are identified by the fact that team members are spread across several cities, countries or even continents….

Candidates
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Gary Chaplin, the “Maverick” Headhunter, On Clients, Candidates and Chemistry

There are no hard or fast rules for headhunters. Most professional recruiters devise their own strategies for finding and matching top talent. This has never been a problem for Gary Chaplin. Since his start as a headhunter, he never cared much for traditional practices. “I was disruptive, seen as a dangerous maverick,” he says. But after working for three different sizes and styles of recruiting companies being the “top fee earner,” and running the most profitable division in the company for two years, Chaplin realized that he was onto something. Now, he runs his own company, based in the UK, where he specializes in C-Level senior placements. And with over 20 years of business experience, it seems as though his “maverick methods” are working.

Trick Interview Questions
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Watch Out for These Trick Interview Questions!

“Tell us, what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?” Whoever thinks that this question hasn’t been used in an interview is wrong. Senior managers aren’t any exception to this rule – they apply to positions with lots of responsibility, and they’re also interrogated at great lengths. The HR manager that sits across from you and quizzes you most likely wants to find out as much as possible about your skills, your leadership abilities, and your personal and professional values. The candidate that panics under this pressure and begins to tell ridiculous stories about their barbecue last summer has already lost any chance at securing a spot. We’ll show you 4 trick interview questions that you may encounter in a job interview, and how your hiring manager will interpret your answers. Today you can learn how to stay calm and poised under pressure, and convey that you’re the perfect candidate for the senior management position.

How to Become a Headhunter
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How to Become a Headhunter: Behind the Scenes with Julian von Blücher

There’s no university or program that prepares someone to become a headhunter,” says Julian von Blücher, CEO and founder of headhunting firm Talent Tree GmbH, headquartered in Munich. It’s true – though headhunting is now considered to be the most effective method of matching candidates with companies, there’s no training or education process that can teach someone how to become a headhunter. Rather, these scouts are individuals with innate matchmaking skills, professionals who have the determination and the right sense to find the perfect fit for a client. We asked Julian von Blücher about his past, his process, and his predictions for the future of headhunting.

What to Do When Your Best Employee Quits
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What to Do When Your Best Employee Quits

Whereas in the past, workers were seen as “stable” and “hardworking” for staying with a company for tens of years, now people worry that they may be missing out on other career opportunities, staying stagnant instead of growing. So when the shining star of your department decides that after several years of stellar work, they’re going to take a different path and leave your company, you may start to panic. Surely there will be a void within your office that must be filled, and the handover process can be taxing. But keep your chin up and prepare yourself to soldier on – when your best employee quits, it’s both a challenge, and a chance to improve!

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