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Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven leaders with purpose-driven companies. As a certified B Corporation, Y Scouts works exclusively with purpose-driven organizations that attend to a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. If you are looking for executive jobs in Austin, then join the Y Scouts Leadership Community.
The top 5 executive search firms and career management/advancement firms in the Austin metro area, compiled by Y Scouts. All of the firms listed below were recommended to…
Today’s professional job market is highly competitive and more difficult than ever. The economy and world events have had both a positive and negative impact on the economy and how companies find and retain talent. There are tools every executive should be using – ranging from THE Austin Search to an executive search firm – that can assist you with your job search.
Companies in all fields are competing for mid and senior-level managers, leaders and executives. Mid and senior level managers, professionals and executives who are also targeting these companies in all fields, can only be successful by…
Over the past year, Miriam Salpeter (popular blogger and career counselor) has published two particular articles regarding company culture and job-seeker personality. What follows, below, is a fusion of the two.
Salpeter points out that “One pet peeve of recruiters and hiring managers is that job seekers often apply for positions ill-suited to their requirements.” She posits that before you start looking for jobs, you should look at yourself…
Do you know yourself? How well? What skills and accomplishments do you have under your belt? Would they fit with type…
Inspired by this Careerealism article.
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the interview. You’ve got two options: fail or succeed.
Actually, that isn’t true. If you’re a stickler for theory, it’s a false dichotomy. You can always land somewhere in between those two outcomes. But chances are, you probably just want to succeed.
So, how do you do that? Well, there’s no one magic trick to success, but research always seems to help. So here’s what you need to look for:
1. You want to know who works there:
If you can manage it, you will want to know about who…
According to last Friday’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs, causing the unemployment rate fall to 5.6% in December. This is the lowest rate of unemployment since 2008.
For more details: read the entire article here.
Remember that an interview is a two-way street—you and your company are also being assessed by your interviewee. Follow these steps to persuade a top notch candidate.
1. Be respectful of your candidate’s time.
Don’t reschedule your interview at the last minute. While from your perspective, an interview is just one more meeting in your day, remember that most interviewees spend hours preparing. Additionally, don’t leave your candidate waiting in the lobby—conduct the interview on time once the candidate arrives.
2. If the candidate is arriving by plane, consider picking them up at the airport.
Travelling to an interview by plane is a…
Is your resume becoming bloated or outdated? A concise and up to date resume can give you an edge over other candidates. Remember that keeping your resume up to date is essential even when you’re not actively searching—you never know when you’ll get a call from a potential employer or recruiter.
Follow these six steps to spruce up your resume:
1. Focus on recent experience
Employers reading your resume are most interested in your recent experience. Look back at the earliest listed positions on your resume—are they still relevant to the position you are applying for now? You want to simply shorten…
Preparing answers to questions before an interview will strengthen your chances of making a great impression on a potential employer. Use the following tips to respond intelligently to difficult questions.
Tell me about yourself.
Employers often open interviews with this question. Be prepared to give a brief summary of your education, job experience, skills, and future goals. Only touch on your interests briefly if at all. At the end of your response, make sure to tie your experience back to the job and your desire to join their company.
Why should we hire you?
This is a great opportunity to summarize your best…
Finding the best talent for your organization – whether it’s a high-growth start-up, or established industry leader – can be a daunting venture, even under the most optimal conditions. While there are a number of ways for hiring managers to unintentionally throw a monkey wrench into the search process, here are five of the most common mistakes hiring managers should avoid:
1. Going Along to Get Along
Trying to achieve absolute, universal consensus can be counterproductive and disastrous – resulting in stellar candidates needlessly overlooked and opportunity wasted. Especially in geographically dispersed leadership environments, or corporations that have highly differentiated business…
The interview process is not over when you walk out the door—sending a thank you letter within twenty-four hours is essential. Many interviewers rely on thank you letters to judge your written communication skills, interest in the position, and ability to follow up.
Immediately after your interview, write down the following information to help you with your thank you letter:
- What are the names and titles of the people you met? It is important to ask for business cards near the end of your interview to ensure you spell their names and titles perfectly and in order to have the correct…