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The 3 Super Simple Hiring Rules That Gave Amazon It’s Success

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Jan 17, 2017

The road to a great hire can be a rocky one. There are questionable CVs, disappointing phone interviews and promising candidates who performed at interview but couldn’t carry that through to the job itself or struggled to adapt to the company’s culture. Sometimes hiring great people can seem elusive and it’s easy to lose sight of what it takes to hire outstanding people and what attributes they should have in common. After all, you want to ensure your next round of hires is just as great as your current team, if not better.

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9 Leadership Lessons From Gates, Buffett And More

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Oct 31, 2016

Every industry has men and women who combine vision, ambition and pure determination to build new companies, save failing ones from the brink of extinction and better others by inspiring and leading.

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4 Business Lessons From Team GB’s Olympic & Paralympic Success

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Sep 08, 2016

Guest post by Laurent Bouvier

The Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics has been amazing to watch. The achievements of team GB have even surpassed the high expectations set following London 2012, and for team GB to finish second in both the Olympic and Paralympic medal leadership tables is a truly outstanding achievement. But what lessons can we learn from this success and apply to the business world?

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24 Tips For Becoming An Interim Manager [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on May 31, 2016

Becoming an interim manager is potentially a very exciting career move. From interim management you often get a lot more variation than you have had in your corporate career, the ability to negate a lot of the politics that you've previously been involved with and potentially some very good reward. A lot of people, when they first get into interim management though are quite surprised by the number of different factors that lead to a successful interim career. The team at EO have put together the following tips for you if you're thinking about becoming an interim manager to help you navigate all that.

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How To Prepare For An Executive Job Search [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Apr 21, 2016

If you’re looking to start a new executive job search it may have been a while since you were last in the job market. Whilst the fundamental structure of a job search has stayed the same, the changing dynamics of the job market over the past 5 years have meant that technology more than ever plays a crucial role in how you engage with the market and find opportunities. 

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Top 10 Tips On How To Conduct Great Job Interviews [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Feb 24, 2016

You've been sent the shortlist for your vacancy and you're excited to meet some of the prospective candidates. But what's the best way to conduct your interview? As an executive recruitment firm our consultants have conducted thousands of interviews over the years, where they assess the merits of each candidate to decide who best fits the client's needs. We asked ten of our practice heads what their top tip is for conducting an interview.

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8 Top Job Interviewing Tips For Senior Candidates [Video]

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Feb 16, 2016


You've gone through the screening process, your CV has impressed and now it's time close the deal in the interview and secure your next job offer. But how should you prepare? Remembering a few simple tips and techniques can go a long way in helping you make the right impression within your job interview and increase your chances of being presented with a job offer. We asked eight of our experienced recruitment practice heads what their top tip would be to a senior candidate going to interview.

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Are Candidates Under Pressure To Lie In Interviews?

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Sep 09, 2015

It may come as a shock that 81 percent of people lie about themselves during a job interview. My previous article “Can you spot a lying job applicant?” generated a lot of discussion around the reasons why a candidate might feel the need to embellish or fabricate their CVs in order to secure a job, so in this article we’ll explore why so many people lie during the interview process.

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4 Ways To Galvanise Your Team By Sharing Success

Written by Andrew Nicholas on May 18, 2015

As an ambitious business leader it’s easy to get swept up in the accolades that come through success. Whilst there’s no harm in a certain amount of congratulation for a job well done, to be a truly great leader you will need to learn to share success and by doing so you will earn the respect of your team.  Great leaders are able to lead from the back, empowering and motivating their team, which in turn leads to outstanding individual performances, loyalty and hard work.

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5 Tips For Impressing In Your Next Interview

Written by Andrew Nicholas on May 13, 2015

Interviews can be stressful and daunting with only a small amount of time to win over your potential employer and convince them that hiring you would be a great business decision. But with the right preparation, practice, and attitude, you could be well on your way to progressing through to the next stage.

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