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Interviewing Candidates 101

Although most people have been interviewed at some point in their careers and many others have participated in recruitment efforts for their organization, I’ve discovered in the 20+ years I’ve been in this business, most people (at all levels) don’t really know what...

10 Tips for Hiring a Nonprofit’s First Ever Executive Director

Written by Smart Group Executive Search Principal Jessica Smart, this article first appeared as a guest blog on the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) website. The Smart Group Executive Search is a MANP endorsed provider of executive search services,...

Why We Believe in a Flat Fee for Retained Search

In all the years I’ve been recruiting, the question of fees always comes up. Search firms are so integrated into business culture these days that no one questions paying for the work; most clients understand the need for retained search. What is questioned is why the...

5 Networking Mistakes NOT to Make

As a professional recruiter, making connections is my business, so I often meet with would-be candidates or other professionals who reach out for help or job advice. I am generally happy to have a get-to-know you meeting. I know how hard it can be to find a new job or...

Top 10 Recruitment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Companies know how important their people are to their overall success. Catch phrases like, “We are only as good as our people,” and, “Recruiting is our number one priority,” are heard across every industry and all sectors. But while many believe this in earnest, only...

Five of the Worst Interview Questions to Avoid

In the 20-plus years I’ve been in the professional recruitment business, I’ve conducted or sat in on thousands of interviews. I’veseen interview fads come and, unfortunately, not all of them go. Some of these antiquated or down right pointless interview questions are...

Why Hire Help with Hiring?

How important are your people to your company? How essential are your senior leaders? How crucial is it for them to integrate seamlessly into your company’s culture and advance your strategic business objectives? How important are they to your bottom line? Your people...

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