Paul Beard

Paul Beard
I am one of the co-founders of SkyWater and have over 28 years experience conducting contingent and retained search services. Recent retained projects include: President/CEO, CFO, CIO, EVP of HR, VP of Global Sales, EVP of EVP of Operations, EVP of Global Sourcing, VP of Supply Chain, VP of Marketing, and a variety of Director level positions that roll up to these positions. While the vast majority of my work is conducted in the Twin Cities, I do work on a national basis.
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5 Tips For Your Interview Follow-Up

Posted by Paul Beard on 3/4/19 11:00 AM

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You've just had a great interview. You know that you are a perfect match for the role you've just interviewed for, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to take your interview for granted. The follow-up remains one of the most important things you can do after an interview to increase your chances of securing a second meeting (or a job offer). Not sure exactly the best strategy for your interview follow-up? We're here to help. We've helped thousands of candidates like you secure their dream jobs, and we've also seen our fair share of classic mistakes in the job market. Here are five tips to help you when following up after your job interview.

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Write The Perfect Interview Thank You Email

Posted by Paul Beard on 3/1/19 11:38 AM

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Preparing for a great job interview is a job in itself. You’ve done your homework on the company, perfected your resume, answered every question will clarity and confidence. By the time it’s over, you may be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief and think that the ball is now in their court. Well, it’s not. Not quite. Your interviewers invested their time and energy to meet with you. You not only owe them a thank you; you have one more opportunity to remind them of your qualifications for the job.

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7 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Before Hiring A Recruiter

Posted by Paul Beard on 9/28/18 12:44 AM

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One of the questions I often hear from CEO’s and others within hiring organizations is this one: “Why would I use an executive recruiter?”

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2 Things You Should Never Do After A Lowball Salary Offer

Posted by Paul Beard on 6/7/18 4:21 PM

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And The 7 Steps You Should Take Instead

There are very few moments in a job search as thrilling as learning that the employer of your dreams is about to extend an offer.

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How To Respond To The 5 Most Difficult Interview Questions

Posted by Paul Beard on 10/29/15 10:39 AM

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Even for the most qualified applicants, interviews can be a daunting experience. At SkyWater, we advise all of our candidates to research the company, understand the role and rehearse their answers to the most common interview questions.

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Take Advantage Of The Peer Interview

Posted by Paul Beard on 2/12/15 12:56 PM

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Peer interviewing is the process of allowing potential co-workers to interview a prospective new hire. The pressure is on employers to get it right first time in the hiring process, so what better way than allowing potential future colleagues to offer their assessment of whether the candidate will be the right fit for their brand?

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