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  • 06 26
    2020

    Self-proclaimed “Ethics Geek” Explains How He Made In-house Lawyers Likeable

    To celebrate our firms' 35-year history, The Alexander Group and Alex & Red are reaching out to several outstanding executives we have recruited to ask about their lessons learned, leadership style, and the legacy they hope to leave behind.

    This month, we are pleased to feature a profile of Phil Rudolph, recently retired Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer at Jack in the Box. Phil joined Jack in the Box in 2007 and quickly ...

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  • 06 15
    2020

    Candidates Continue to Do the Darndest Things — Quarantine Edition

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been all systems go, progressing with searches and migrating from “in-person” candidate meetings to virtual ones, via videoconference. While making allowances for people adapting to new routines and environments, we suppose it’s reassuring that, even in quarantine, some things never change, and candidates continue to do the darndest things … virtually.

    Hiding a messy background with a ... messy background?

    There is a myriad of excellent and ...

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  • 03 12
    2020

    Wet Cigars, Polyester Suits and Pointed-toe Shoes — Executives Share their (Best) Worst Interview Stories

    At The Alexander Group and Alex & Red, we have collectively conducted thousands (and thousands) of interviews in our three-plus decades in executive search. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, and we have shared a few of our less impressive interview experiences here—partly as cautionary tale, partly for our readers’ amusement.

    This time around, we asked clients, candidates and friends of the firm to share their (best) worst interview stories. Here ...

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  • 02 11
    2020

    4 Early Warning Signs that your Star Candidate May Disappear

    Anyone who has ever hired or conducted a search knows that the most challenging part is dealing with people—a variable and unpredictable product. How do you gauge a candidate’s interest? How do you attract a passive executive? One staffing executive recently commented, “No matter how certain we are that a candidate will do x, y, or z, based on reasons a, b, and c, we know that there is always the chance that ...

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