Reference Checks “Seal the Deal” for Employers

Congratulations!  The interview process is complete and you have made your selection. You reflect with satisfaction, “I have identified the right person for the role.” However, a final, crucial step is needed to seal the deal:  reference checks.  Reference checks provide a tremendous amount of value.  Conducting thorough reference checks will yield important insights into […]

Geoffrey James Hits the Nail on the Head on How to Create Customer Loyalty

After reading the blog post by Geoffrey James from Inc.com called “Create True Customer Loyalty: 10 Rules,” it made me reflect on my processes with my clients and if I cultivate true customer loyalty. Creating true customer loyalty is not rocket science but it takes consideration on an organization’s part by genuinely caring, making genuine […]

Video Interview Preparation – 15 Must Have Suggestions

We at Centennial have conducted many video interviews and we wanted to share some practical tips you should apply when having this type of interview: Be aware of what is in the background! Your background should be professional.  Your interviewer really doesn’t want to see your bedroom sheets, breakfast plates, clutter or something like an […]

Executive Development – 10 Ways to Improve as an Executive

Top 10 Executive Development learnings at the Cincinnati/Tri-State ExecuNet: 1. The importance of FOCUS – go deeper in 1 or 2 things 2. Have a PLAN you are following, easy to get off track. 3. Have trusted advisors, mentors, accountability group-people around you that keep you on track, that have different perspectives. You don’t have to […]

Job Interview – You Should Do a “Drive-by”

Have you ever done a “Drive-By” for a Job Interview?   What is your process in preparing for a job interview?   Do you research the company’s website and write down questions to ask the interviewer? Do you practice your answers for potential interview questions? Do you decide what you are going to wear before […]