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When is a team not a team?

By | August 29th, 2016|Career Transition, Executive Coaching, Executive Search, HR Consulting, Management Consulting|

I met the executive vice-president of HR of a global firm the other day. He asked me to tell him about Cenera. I told him we were employee-owned, Calgary born and raised, we offer a range of HR services, and that we work as a team. “No you don’t. That’s impossible”, he said. “You’re a [...]

Why Fit Matters – And what you can do about it

By | August 22nd, 2016|Executive Search|

We just picked up a new executive search for an exploitation engineer. Not because they are hard to find – with all the layoffs in the city I know there are lots of outstanding exploitation engineers out there looking for work. I suspect if you placed an online ad you would get hundreds of applicants. [...]

Executive Search: Our Global Connections

By | July 7th, 2016|Executive Search, Global Partners|

Cornerstone Group International – Annual Conference – Lima, Peru As many of you know, Cenera is a member of the Cornerstone International Group (CIG), a network of independently owned and operated Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firms just like ours that operate in 66 different locations all over the world. We have over [...]

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Why Consider Volunteering as a Job Search Strategy

By | December 7th, 2015|Career Transition, Executive Search|

I am guessing that you are reading this post because you are considering what you can do to make your resume, your Linked-In profile and your network move into top gear and give you that competitive edge in a tight job market. So why would you possibly want to take time “away” from job seeking [...]

Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

By | November 30th, 2015|Career Transition, Executive Search|

Times are tough, no question about it. There are a lot of people looking for work at the moment. And surprisingly a lot of people are finding work. These aren’t the stories you hear on the radio or in the newspaper. I guess nothing sells like doom and gloom. We know from our work with [...]

Minimizing Risk When Hiring For Fit

By | August 6th, 2013|Executive Search|

With today’s renewed supply of possible candidates, employers are cautious not to make the hiring errors of the past couple of years. Contrary to popular assumptions, many companies are continuing their search for new faces with diverse skill sets and innovative approaches to improve the bottom line. These are companies and industries that are not [...]

Turn, Turn, Turn…

By | May 21st, 2013|Career Transition, Executive Search|

Blog from our global partner: by Jim Davidson Why do interviews intimidate people so much? The worst that can happen is that the company you are interviewing with will not hire you! If that is the worst that can happen, then how do you make an impression, say the right things and win the job? [...]

Creating Your Movie Trailer

By | May 13th, 2013|Career Transition, Executive Search|

Blog from our global partner: by Travis Jones A few years ago I had the chance to co-produce a full-length family film called Treasure Blind. We wanted the opportunity to show our movie at a number of film festivals so we produced a trailer that we hoped would grab the attention of the hosts. As [...]

Keeping CONTROL after an interview

By | April 15th, 2013|Career Transition, Executive Search|

Blog from our global partner: by Jim Davidson Preparation for an interview is often exhausting! After all the networking is done to connect to the hiring manager, you hear that there is a position that you are qualified for and begin your research and preparation for the big day. You review the company information on [...]

How to Hire Wisely Over a Cold One – The 3 Part Formula for a Thorough Potential Hire Evaluation

By | March 28th, 2013|Executive Search|

Blog from our global partner: CPI Kansas City | Overland Park It’s been said that voters tend to choose the presidential candidate with whom they would most like to share a beer. Known as the ‘beer factor,’ it really drills down to on the most simple and earnest tenets of human nature: people like and [...]