How to Gracefully Decline a CEO Job Offer

How to Gracefully Decline a CEO Job Offer

It isn’t the number one scenario you think to prepare for in an executive job transition, but there may come a time when you find yourself in the position of declining a job offer. Everything has gone exactly according to plan so far. Your CEO resume, value proposition letter, LinkedIn profile, and other career marketing…

5 Common Executive Interview Questions and How You Can Prep for Success

5 Common Executive Interview Questions and How You Can Prep for Success

Let the interrogation begin. You have shaken hands with your interviewers and sat down at the board room table with these strangers; now it’s time to provide calm, authentic, and thoughtful responses to intrusive questions about the most stressful moments of your career. No big deal, all you need to do is build strong, trusting…

CxO Job Transitions: Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

CxO Job Transitions: Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Unconscious Bias. Vanderbilt University defines unconscious bias as “prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of or against one thing, person, or group as compared to another, in a way that is usually considered unfair.”* As humans, our brains are constantly creating associations outside of our conscious…

CIO Interviews: 5 Tips to Ace your Next Virtual Interview

CIO Interviews: 5 Tips to Ace your Next Virtual Interview

In a CIO interview, your number 1 prerogative should be putting your best foot forward. Interviews are high-stakes conversations that require significant preparation, regardless of how agile and eloquent a communicator you may be. Whether in-person or virtually, your goal is to impress your interviewers, develop trust, make a genuine connection, and ultimately inspire an…

Executive Interviews: Verbal and Nonverbal Cues to Look for During your Interview

Executive Interviews: Verbal and Nonverbal Cues to Look for During your Interview

In any communicative interaction, there is a sender and a receiver. Thousands of verbal and nonverbal cues are transmitted between communication partners at any given time during a conversation. Few such interactions are as high-stakes as an executive-level job interview. Both interviewer and interviewee are constantly making mental notes, keeping up with the conversation, and…

An Executive Interview Guide for the CXO Candidate

An Executive Interview Guide for the CxO Candidate

Congratulations, you’ve scheduled an interview! Now what? Are you confident enough in the agility and eloquence of your communication that you feel like you can walk into the interview room and wing it? Or are you more introverted and despise the idea of having to “put yourself out there,” despite your inside-out and upside-down expertise…