Archives for January 2014

Behavioral Interviews Part 1: What Not to Ask

If done right, behaviorial interviewing can help your board members discover the 1% difference between several great candidates. This 3 part series is designed to provide you with everything you need to know for conducting quality behavioral interviews. First, we’re going to focus on… Behavioral Questioning: What not to ask… The JobFitMatters executive-search process is methodical and […]

3 Strategic Objectives for Informed Reference Checking

True Story: Talking with the board chairman of a new client organization a few year ago, I could tell he was a bit distraught. He had been the head of a search committee that had selected their last president—one who had lasted less than three years. In the eyes of several trustees, that hire had been […]

Core Competencies: A Real Life Example

I recently met with a business colleague that I had interviewed several years ago as a potential candidate. We stayed in touch and met for coffee every year or so. Periodically, we would talk about potential candidates. On one occasion, he recommended an individual that ended up being hired for one of our SIMA International […]

Safe Families for Children – COO

Chief Operating Officer Search for Safe Families for Children Job Title: Chief Operating Officer Location: Chicago, Illinois For eleven years, Chicago-based Safe Families for Children has hosted vulnerable children and created extended family-like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers motivated by compassion to keep children safe and ultimately together with their […]