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Best Practices for an In-Person Interview

Since COVID has become a regular part of our world, video interviews have become a lot more common.  However, in-person interviews are still a typical part of the hiring process.  Some things have not changed for in-person interviews, but it’s good to review best practices and address the changes COVID…

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Essential Questions to Answer Before Changing Jobs

There are a lot of people looking for a new job.  As a matter of fact, according to CareerArc's Great Resignation + Rehire survey, 23%  plan to quit their job within the next 12 months.  That is almost 1 out of every 4 people! While we appreciate a talent pool,…

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Help! My New Company Does Not Have an Onboarding Plan!

Research shows how critical a well-planned onboarding process is to employee retention.  Knowing that organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity, along with 50% greater new hire retention is worth noting.  Even though this is the case, many companies do not have formal onboarding.  Does…

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Virtual Interview Best Practices

Virtual interviews have been around for quite a while, but the commonality has grown significantly with the advance of technology and our current challenge of social distancing.  If you have gotten comfortable with jumping on a video call, you may have become accepting of your cat walking by your camera…

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Career Coaching 101 – What to do when you are in transition

As an executive search firm, Centennial connects with a lot of really talented individuals who are going through career transition.  Whether they are just testing the waters or swimming in the deep waters of an active job search, they want to know - and wisely so - “What is the…

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Candidates: Assess Company Culture When Interviewing

Too often, job candidates forget that interviewing is a two-way street. Certainly, the interviewer assesses whether or not the candidate is a fit in terms of competency and organizational culture. Similarly, the candidate should size up the company and its culture--at the time of the interview, not after working there…

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A Word to the Overwhelmed Executive, from Someone Who’s Been There

As a business executive, you are likely running at top speed while juggling dozens of responsibilities. You may feel like you have to keep up this pace, or the whole organization will crumble around you.  With all the pressures of running and maintaining a successful business, is it even possible…

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Fear in the C-Suite: How to Transform It Into Opportunity

The #1 thing that holds anyone back is fear. It’s a basic human reaction. If we take all the fears we have in life, they narrow down to 3 categories: Fear of failing, fear of not being accepted by others and the fear of dying. All three of these have…

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Should I Share Personal Issues in the Workplace?

I’m a breast cancer survivor.  You may have your own cancer story. Or maybe your struggle looks completely different but has just as profoundly turned your world upside down.  The reality is, we will all encounter a personal issue that will intrude on our professional life more than we wish. …

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