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Ring In 2015 With Career-Focused Resolutions

December 30, 2014 – When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, are you one of the 45 percent of Americans who are making at least one New Year’s resolution?

If not maybe you should, since according to a University of Scranton, PA, study, people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than those who don’t. Although most resolutions are about lifestyle changes – losing weight topping the list followed by saving more money and quitting smoking – psychotherapist Maud Purcell, founder and executive director of The Life Solution Center of Darien, CT, says making resolutions about your career path could reap great results in 2015. Read More

10 Things To Never Say In A Job Interview

October 24, 2014 – We all understand the importance of impressing a job interviewer. We have our lists of what to say, and often practice our responses with a friend.

At Signature Source, we understand the importance of selling yourself, but we also know that an interview can be over in a flash if the candidate says something wrong. What follows is our list of 10 things you should never say during an interview – an invaluable tool for any recruit.

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Signature Source’s Top 10 Interview Must-Dos

September 15, 2014 – When it comes to applying for a job, first impressions – coupled with how you present yourself throughout the interview – really count. Your glorious resume can go down in flames if you wear inappropriate clothes, your cell phone rings mid interview, or you confide your love of the Yankees to the Boston Red Sox interviewer.

At Signature Source, we suggest moderation during an interview, except when it comes to talking about why you are the most-qualified candidate for the job. Read More

The Group Interview: Is It Right For Your Business?

August 15, 2014 – Job candidates view the interview as their chance to shine, to convince a new employer that they are the most qualified candidate for the job. So when a candidate is advised the first interview will be conducted in a group setting, they are often confused and shocked, and in some cases, will refuse to participate, especially if they are at an executive level.

At Signature Source, we often are asked about the group interview concept, by clients and candidates. What follows is our primer on the subject. Read More

Motivation Is Key To A Leader’s Effectiveness

July 14, 2014 – Effective leaders possess a blend of characteristics, however the number one trait that makes them successful is their ability to motivate and lead others.

A survey of 1,270 business leaders from around the world found that by a margin of 3:1, 68 percent of the survey participants said they preferred a senior executive who could motivate and inspire others more than they desired an executive who consistently performed well, which was mentioned by only 26 percent of respondents. This came as no surprise to our staff at Signature Source, since we recruit top talent for more than 42 leading global-mobility organizations and seek out candidates with great motivation skills.

In addition the survey, conducted by IIC Partners, discovered that the price of entry to a corner office remains competency. But once they settle in, a leader’s success is more about how they inspire and motivate others to perform at their peak rather than what he or she does individually. Read More

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