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Want the Job? Don’t Block Yourself Out 

You have invested emotionally. You’ve experienced the nervous anticipation of a potential new beginning. You invested time to fully prepare for the interview. You invested time for the interview. YOU INVESTED TIME TO COMPETE. YOU THOUGHT SENDING A NOTE WASN’T IMPORTANT Turn your thinking upside down. Your first round was the verbal interview; your second […]

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79% of talent executives champion candidates that are “different, diverse, or don’t meet the job specifications” according to a recent survey of the gatekeepers

.WILTON, Conn., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to a recent Waterman Hurst survey of the gatekeeperssm, the economy and other forces are turning the job market on its head. A great majority of the gatekeepers responsible for finding talent say that they now present different, diverse and out of spec candidates frequently, and 42% of the gatekeepers […]

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Is Video AI and AI Selection the next big thing in hiring? Top Leaders disagree. (Updated Article)

according to the gatekeepers℠… Large companies like Oracle, Unilever and IBM are early adopters of Video AI technology for the initial selection process. Video AI is used to conduct initial interviews for jobs, and in many cases, candidates may never communicate with a human during the selection process. Both traditional AI selection and Video AI […]

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Sidelined at work? 5 Steps for Recovery

according to the gatekeepers℠… Being passed over at work can be miserable. You were the obvious choice, but that promotion, recognition, bonus or big important project went to someone else. Feeling anxious you might say to yourself – where is this going? It happens to the best of us. Successful leaders get passed over along with everyone else. I can’t […]

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How to Talk About the “Bad Stuff” in a Job Interview

According to the gatekeepers℠ Everyone knows that talking about career setbacks can blow a good job opportunity. But trying to avoid or gloss over setbacks may be even more damaging. Dave Hardie, a Managing Director at Herbert Mines Associates, the largest executive search firm focused on consumer/retail, has placed over 20 CEOs in the last […]

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Should You Go Over Your Boss’ Head?

according to the gatekeepers℠… Nobody really wants to have to go above their boss’ head. But sometimes it seems necessary. When it is clear cut, you have no choice. But where should that clear cut line reside? Earlier is my career, my boss, who was the CEO at the time, gave my assistant a single rose. He left it on her desk […]

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Find Out What You Need To Know About A Potential Employer

According to the gatekeepers℠ Once—and only once—I accepted the wrong job.  I remember entering the building on my first day of work – excited and nervous. I was pleased to see that I would share my first elevator ride with the Chairman of my new company. I had met him twice during the interview process. During […]

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