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Despite venues for focused advertising, executives find building good staff sometimes comes down to who you know, not where you post. “The association world, particularly the energy association world, is relatively small so word gets out that other people are looking,” National Ocean Industries Association Randall Luthi said. Association CEOs explain how they choose job candidates among a flood of applicants.
Recruiters say job candidates should do their homework and come prepared to an interview. Research is vital, because posing thoughtful queries reflects positively on interviewees. But how many questions should candidates ask? And what types of questions are likely to receive positive responses? Two recruiters weigh in with their thoughts and recommendations.
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GR executives who never worked in a congressional office recount how they got into lobbying.
Expertise, integrity and personality top list but chief executives also covet innovation, hunger and tenacity in face of tough problems.
Asking appropriate questions, seeking information and taking careful actions before final, binding employment decisions is beneficial to both individuals and organizations, allowing better hiring in the nonprofit management profession.
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Nearly half of top executives fail within first 18 months; association heads on a more promising path share secrets of early success.
Many Capitol Hill staffers and executive branch employees are thinking about transition, and new jobs, following the elections. The association world offers great rewards and opportunities, if not always the highest salaries. Whether career changers follow their hearts or follow the money, finding the best fit requires some intelligence about the different types of associations—trade groups, professional societies and public interest groups—and the corporate sector.
Chamber’s David Chavern gathers younger executives, most in their first top jobs, for networking, support, shared experiences