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  • 03 12

    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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  • 06 26

    Changes in the Workplace in the Last 20 Years

    Bob Dylan said it, err sang it, best: Your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, for the times they are a-changin'.

    In 1999, Bill Clinton was President, Amazon was a recently IPO’d technology startup, the original Blackberry was released, shares of Apple stock traded at $1.18 and Mark Zuckerberg was 14 years old. Smoking (cigarettes that is) was commonplace in ...

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  • 04 25

    Corporate Catwalk: Navigating Office Dress Codes

    Most workplaces enforce some sort of dress code. In many companies, office dress codes are meant to demonstrate to outsiders, clients and visitors that their employees are “smart professionals who are diligent about their work.” The notion that the clothes (meaning suits and ties and similar dress for women) make the man (or woman)  has held particularly steadfast in the private banking and many law firms, where corporate clients expect formality for client meetings and ...

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  • 05 10

    First Impressions: Not Just for Candidates

    The executive search process is a two-way street. While much attention is given to a candidate making the best first impression that they can, it is important for clients to remember that they need to nail that first impression, too.

    Successful searches are built on a foundation of open communication, and well before interviewing a candidate, a client should provide as much access as necessary to its executive search partner, so that the team, company ...

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