What About That Bonus?

11/14/2018 01.50 EST

For companies on calendar fiscal years, bonuses are usually paid out in March of the year following the bonus period.  So, if you plan to leave your company for another role after the first of the year – and before March – you will leave that annual bonus on the table.
What About That Bonus?

It is the time of year when those thinking about making a career change must consider the implications of their departure on their annual bonus.

Most employers recruiting top talent recognize this as a legitimate issue.  They understand that candidates who are entering the fourth quarter of the year expect something to offset the bonus they are leaving behind....

8 Most Sought-After Traits for Human Resources Executives

09/05/2018 04.35 EST

Whether the company is small and privately held or large and publicly held, the profile for the HR executive is fairly similar.
8 Most Sought-After Traits for Human Resources Executives

There are common key traits clients seek in their HR Executives

Clients have an ideal profile for HR executives as they add talent to their organizations....

Beating the Block

07/26/2018 11.44 EST

My advice to you if you are feeling blocked at your current company is first to look inward.
Beating the Block

Sometimes, the only one blocking you is you.

When someone tells me they are blocked from advancement at their current company, I usually take it with a grain of salt....

Brick by Brick: Building Your Professional Network from the Ground Up

05/14/2018 02.56 EST

Making connections, cultivating relationships and establishing a robust, professional network is a useful tool, offering potential career opportunities, new clients, mentorship, volunteer work and career advice.
Brick by Brick: Building Your Professional Network from the Ground Up

With some planning, thought, and a little elbow grease, building a professional network can be a useful tool.

Making connections, cultivating relationships and establishing a robust, professional network is a useful tool, offering potential career opportunities, new clients, mentorship, volunteer work and career advice....

Career Development Tip – Make Time for Executive Search Firm Calls!

02/17/2018 12.30 EST

Keeping your eyes and ears closed to the external world is a big mistake. Developing relationships with retained executive search firms consistently should always be a part of your career strategy.
Career Development Tip – Make Time for Executive Search Firm Calls!

If called by a search consultant, take the call.

Developing relationships with retained executive search firms consistently should always be a part of your career strategy....

New Year, New Opportunities:
How to Prepare for a Job Search in 2018

12/18/2017 02.41 EST

Looking for a new job can be a difficult process. The key is to remain positive and focused. Remember that all of your hard work could result in the start of the next chapter in your career, and an exciting beginning to 2018!
New Year, New Opportunities: <br />How to Prepare for a Job Search in 2018

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is a common time for people to reflect on the past 12 months and start planning for the new year. As a result of this soul searching, many decide it may be time to take the next step in their careers and jump back into the job market.

Focus on networking, connecting with search firms and applying to jobs online. Spend most of your time networking instead of online job applications, where your resume is likely to get lost in the shuffle. Many roles are filled through networks instead of online postings, so building your referral base is critical for a successful job search....

I Call Shotgun!

05/24/2017 10.31 EST

It’s about one aging GenXr trying to find his place in the world as his recall and his knees begin to fail him.
I Call Shotgun!

It’s only been within the last few years that professionals who are my kids’ age started joining the workforce en masse. They are fearless, fun, and frustrating.

It’s only been within the last few years that professionals who are my kids’ age started joining the workforce en masse. They are fearless, fun, and frustrating....

How to Get Noticed by Executive Search Firms

05/17/2017 01.45 EST

John Touey shares a few tips to help candidates get noticed by executive search firms and get on a recruiter's radar.

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Vlog – Common Interview Mistakes

04/11/2017 10.15 EST

Sally Stetson, Denise Christman, John Touey and Donna DeHart discuss common interview mistakes and give suggestions on making a good impression and successfully marketing yourself to prospective employers.

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Vlog – Job Searching in 2017

03/10/2017 04.11 EST

In this episode of SSG's ongoing vlog series on topics of interest regarding executive search and recruitment, John Touey gives advice on entering the job market in 2017

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