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

As an executive search firm, the team at Centennial connects with many talented individuals who are going through career transition.  Some of these individuals are passively exploring what opportunities are out there, while others are fully engaged in an active job search.  One question we hear regularly is, “What is…

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Do I Have Strong Interpersonal Skills?

A self-assessment to evaluate your interpersonal skills

“Strong interpersonal skills are a must.” How many times have you seen that in a job description?  You’ll find it in just about any job description that requires regular collaboration with team members, interacting with business partners, managing people, delivering presentations, interacting with the community and so much more. What…

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Opportunities for Upward Mobility Are a Key Attractor

People do not like to be stagnant in their job.  They want appropriate challenges to keep them engaged.  They want growth opportunities to give them something to work towards and feel the reward of accomplishment. Employees with no opportunities for growth get bored and bored employees leave to find something…

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Best Practices for an In-Person Interview

Video interviews have become a common part of a hiring process.  However, in-person interviews are typically part of the process as well.  Some things have not changed for in-person interviews, but it’s good to review best practices and address the changes Covid pandemic has added to the process. Here are…

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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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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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