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The Career Collection

The Career Collection is dedicated to our career blog posts. Career advice seems hard to come by from those you wish would just give it to you straight: the executive recruiters themselves. Nevertheless, senior leaders and up-and-comers long for constructive feedback on their candidacy, such as how they stack up against the other candidates.

Applicants yearn for suggestions on ways to make themselves more competitive.

Executives long for career hacks to help them scale the corporate ladder — to break through the inevitable things that get in the way of an employer understanding all that they have to contribute.

The Good Search executive search firm CEO Krista Bradford offers frank insight and advice on ways to increase your value as a candidate to attract dream job opportunities at the board and senior executive level.

LinkedIn Skill Endorsements: Fatuous or Fiction?
LinkedIn Skill Endorsements: Fatuous or Fiction?

LinkedIn Skill Endorsements LinkedIn Skill Endorsements are an unreliable measure of the quality of the endorsed executive. Still, I must confess that whenever I receive a LinkedIn Skill...

How to Get to Know a Retained Executive Recruiter
How to Get to Know a Retained Executive Recruiter

Stalking the Elusive Retained Recruiter Senior executives are often advised to cultivate a relationship with a leading retained executive recruiter as a way to get ahead. That's not an easy thing to...

Ageism in Recruiting | What to Do About It
Ageism in Recruiting | What to Do About It

Ageism in Recruiting ERE Media's Todd Rafael tackles the hot topic of ageism in recruiting and executive search in an interview with The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford. Ageism exists. So it is more...

What Adoption Did to Steve Jobs
What Adoption Did to Steve Jobs

What Adoption Did to Steve Jobs The film Steve Jobs by director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin speaks the truth in a way no other film has about Steve Jobs and about the adoption...

Finding Your Calling
Finding Your Calling

Finding Your Calling and Live Longer 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. Lead...

Unemployment Catch-22
Unemployment Catch-22

Most everyone knows it is easier to get a job when you have a job. Employers are inclined to suspect that there may be something wrong with an executive who has been downsized. The reason? Companies...

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

How to Get a Job What Happened to the fake mustache, no pants guy? 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? ...

Executive Makeovers | How Not to Be Overlooked
Executive Makeovers | How Not to Be Overlooked

Looking your Best with Executive Makeovers If you are a candidate looking for your next opportunity or know someone who is, Crazy, Stupid, Love is a lesson in the power of the executive makeover....

Executive Search and the Hero’s Journey
Executive Search and the Hero’s Journey

Executive Search and the Hero's Journey Within each of us, in the collective unconscious, there lies a hero -- an archetype that Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung believed lays dormant until called to...

Say Their Name
Say Their Name

Say Their Name In executive recruiting and in business, say their name. Calling someone by name is a simple courtesy that is easy to forget. However, speaking a person's name is one of the most...

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