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The Career Collection

 The Career Collection

The Career Collection is dedicated to our career advice posts on The Good Search Blog. Career advice seems hard to come by — especially from those you wish would just give it to you straight: the executive recruiters themselves. Senior leaders and up-and-comers deserve constructive feedback on their candidacy for potential next jobs but rarely get it.

It is reasonable to want to understand how you stack up against the other candidates with whom you are competing. It is reasonable to want insight to improve. Yet, rarely do companies or recruiters offer frank feedback due to the legal exposure. The Society for Human Resource Management cautions frank feedback can backfire and cause the candidate to file claims or complaints.

Our Story as Executive Recruiters

The Good Search executive search firm CEO Krista Bradford does attempt to provide guidance on ways to increase your value as a candidate. A thought leader in executive search, diversity recruiting, and career management informs her advice. She distills her two decades of experience into blog posts about topics executive candidates want to know.

Some of her blog post topics include networking tips, executive makeovers, and LinkedIn profile optimization. We hope the blog posts help you our your career journey. Make sure to check out our other blog post collections: the Executive Search Collection and the Diversity Recruiting Collection.

Finding Your Calling
How to Find Your Calling | Video

Find Your Calling How to find your calling depends on how your life unfolds. Sometimes your career chooses you. Sometimes, you don’t fully under…

LinkedIn Profiles
Top 20 Things Headhunters Want to See in LinkedIn Profiles

What Headhunters Look For in LinkedIn Profiles Listed below is a Top 20 “hot list” of the things that headhunters look for in the LinkedIn…

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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 ‘Goo…

Why Employers Block Recruiter Calls and Emails

Why Companies Block Recruiter Calls and Emails Companies block recruiter calls and emails to prevent headhunters from poaching talent. Their impulse i…

Say Their Name Whenever You Network
Say Their Name When You Network

Say Their Name Say their name and you rewire their brain. Research has shown that when you address a person by their name, it activates certain parts …

Meeting by Phone or Video?

Phone or Video Conference Confusion Often we are left wondering, “Are we meeting by phone call or video?” Ambiguous invitations beget cale…

Richard Branson
How to Lower the Unemployment Rate to 1.6%

Credit: Chatham House   Sir Branson’s Approach to Lowering Unemployment Sir Richard Branson has an intriguing idea on how to lower une…

The Hero's Journey
The Hero’s Journey is Your Career

The Hero’s Journey Within each of us, in the collective unconscious, there lies a hero — an archetype that Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung be…

Executive Recruiting Lessons from Chicago the Movie
Recruiting Lessons from Chicago the Movie | Video

Executive Recruiting Lessons Executive recruiting lessons can be found in great works of art. And thus, it should come as no surprise that there are e…

Executive Makeovers Ryan Gosling Featured Image
Executive Makeovers | Video

Looking your Best with Executive Makeovers If you are a candidate looking for your next opportunity, Crazy, Stupid, Love offers a lesson in the power …

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