Should I take a big counter-offer?

Counteroffer | March 11, 2015

Excellent online discussion, from blog post on “Ask the Headhunter” regarding the classic counter-offer.  Most people agree that it’s not wise to take a counter, but sometimes the allure is strong.  Pay attention to comments as it gives some insight from the real-world. Counter-Offer Discussion When to take a Counter-Offer    

Relocation Resources – Cost of Living etc.

Relocation | February 12, 2015

New York and California may have the highest average salaries, but once you factor in the cost of living, that picture can quickly change. This tool is a helpful starting point to highlight the states that really offer the best salaries.   I’ll be adding additional resources here.

The resume that makes for a top executive


Resume, Resumes, Uncategorized | April 11, 2014

Very interesting article from the Washington Post that gives some insight into what it takes to get to the top and some trends that are changing.   One insight that is fascinating, “The percentage of top leaders who spent their entire careers at one company dropped from 50 percent in 1980 to 45 percent in 2001 […]

Hot Trends in Corporate Recruiting


Hiring Trends, HR | March 7, 2014

It’s been a common perception that recruiters or headhunters will not be necessary as recruitment moves online and job boards like Monster and networks like Linkedin emerge, but often it’s had the opposite effect.  My business has continued to grow and thrive even with more internal recruiter competition and access to top candidates.  This article […]

Successful People Share The Best Advice They Ever Received


Motivation | February 27, 2013

Linkedin recently posted a number of articles where they asked influential leaders to answer the question: “What is the best advice you’ve ever received?” If you don’t have time to read all the articles, here’s a great summary Business Insider put together.  No one’s ever made it on their own, so take a few minutes […]

12 Factors To Consider When Hiring A Head of Sales


CPG, Hiring Trends, Sales | November 9, 2012

Here’s some good insight from a VC on hiring a leader for your sales team. 12 Factors To Consider When Hiring A Head of Sales Most of his experience is in software or start-up environments, but it is certainly transferable to the Consumer Product Industry.  I’ve helped many early stage companies hire sales leaders  and […]

Culture is king..Steve Jobs vs. John Sculley

I recently read the Steve jobs biography and one of the most interesting anecdotes was about the highly publicized courting and hire of John Sculley, former Pepsi President. If you want a quick crash course, follow these links from silicon valley and Forbes.  Essentially, Steve Jobs wanted a blue chip marketing all-star from a large […]

Is hiring cheap a mistake?


Hiring Trends, HR | February 7, 2012

Here’s a good article I ran across recently that offers some insight into putting together the “right” offer.  One of the biggest challenges recruiters face right now are companies with unrealistic expectations, they want “A” level talent, but since unemployment is high and talent seems readily available they don’t believe they need to put together […]

Why are headhunters effective?


HR | January 23, 2012

Internal recruiters are very good when it comes to filling most positions, but for those critical hires or positions where there really isn’t enough top talent to go around (think top-tier MBA Brand Marketers, Sales Directors with promotions every 2 years etc.) traditional hiring methods don’t work.  Recruiters all work a bit different, but this […]

Manage your own career


Motivation | January 6, 2012

“Control your destiny or somebody else will.” Jack Welsh I’m often amazed at how shortsighted some candidates can be when it comes to keeping an open mind about “new opportunities”.  In this day and age it is very rare for someone to spend 20-30 years with one company.  There are the occasional candidates that spend […]