Forbes.com - Hiring a New CEO? Go Outside the Company
By Klaus Kneale
Chief executive officers promoted from within a company don't perform nearly as well as ones recruited from outside.
The Wall Street Journal - When Big Resumes Chase Small Jobs
MANAGING YOUR CAREER
By Joann S. Lubin
Biologist David Weinberg received feelers from a biotechnology start-up shortly after Merck & Co. laid him off in October.
ExecuNet - Using Recession as an Opportunity to Rebuild, Recover, and Reinvent
Volume 20, Issue 3
Most executives would agree that they'd like to officially move past the headlines of 2008 - namely the recession - and focus on how all of us would like to define 2009 - as a year of rebuilding.
BusinessWeek - Succession Planning in a Pinch
The hospitality and travel company hadn't anticipated going outside the family when Chairman Marilyn Carlson Nelson stepped down as CEO, so there were no Plan B candidates.
MSNBC.com - Your Career: MBA isn’t a guarantee
Many top executives succeed without advance degrees, recruiters say
By Eve Tahmincioglu
Melanie Holmes is an executive for a Fortune 500 employment services firm and two years ago, at age 55, she decided to go back to school and get her MBA. Why? It is not what you think. Read more...
BBJ - Private cos. can win star board members
January 18-24, 2008 Vol.27, No. 51
By Jennifer LeClaire
Special to the Journal
Public companies aren't the only ones searching for rock star executives to join their boards of directors. Private companies are also on the hunt for experienced industry gurus who can help steer business strategies in an increasingly competitive economy.
The Globe and Mail - No Promotion? Feel Like Quitting? Relax
Weekend Workout: Rejection:
Kira Vermond dissects the latest workout trends
Didn't land the job? Didn't get that promotion? Yes, your ego is bruised, but try not to take the rejection too personally.
The Christian Science Monitor - More companies are using sophisticated background checks to root out the lies on resumes.
By Marilyn Gardner
staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor
As a job placement director, Tony Beshara has read thousands of resumes over the years. But at least twice a month he comes across some containing false information.
Boston Globe - Big firm or small, what’s the best fit for your career?
By Kate M. Jackson
Whether just starting a career or having reached a crossroads within it, job seekers will often contemplate the age-old question: Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond?
Fortune Small Business - Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Heidi Albert can perfectly recall the moment she knew her time was up. It was late 2006, and business was booming at Doctor Bobby, a children's allergen-free skin-care company she had co-founded three years earlier with pediatric dermatologist Dr. Robert Buka.