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Career advice from The Good Search executive search firm CEO Krista Bradford. Insight on how to increase your value as a candidate to attract dream job opportunities at the board and senior executive level.

Genius Candidates

As an executive search consultant that specializes in technology, I frequently encounter genius candidates. It is my job to determine which ones are top performers. While it is easy to be blinded by brilliance, genius candidates have to do more than think.

Finding Your Calling

Finding your calling is worth the effort, say the experts. According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, it can help you live longer.

Top 20 Things Headhunters Want to See in LinkedIn Profiles

Listed below is a Top 20 “hot list” of the things that headhunters look for in the LinkedIn profiles of senior executives and technologists for their corporate clients. In fact, one Fortune 100 client counted among the “Best Companies to Work for” uses the same criteria as a hard filter to determine who will move forward as a candidate and who will be eliminated from consideration.

How to Get a Job: Try a Mustache and No Pants

Ever wonder what happened to the fake mustache, no pants guy who waged a “Google, Please Hire Me” campaign to get a job at Google?
We did. Back in 2011, Matt Epstein waged a guerrilla marketing campaign targeting Google as his next employer. To this day, the innovative campaign serves as a case study on how to get a job by making a grand gesture.

Say Their Name

Our name connects us to our identity and sense of self. It is uttered first by our parents and by people who care about us the most. Some might say our name is the most important word in the world.

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