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Is Your Company as Prepared for the Interview as the Candidate?

Over the years, we have interviewed thousands of candidates and one of the things we consistently hear about is how unprepared companies are for the interview. And guess what…it costs them A Players. Below are a few things that you can do to tighten up your interview process. Have a plan. Identify the interview team, schedule their time slots (allow 5 minutes between interviewers), distribute resumes and other candidate materials, and assign specific interview questions. Have it in writing and ask people to acknowledge and confirm their role. Start on time. Candidates always show up early for the interview. Don’t
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Off the Record | Mike Jones

Since 1969, Andcor has promoted the growth of Minnesota-based startup, venture, and growth stage companies. We recently started a not so serious interview series with local growth company leaders. Twin Cities Growth Company Leaders…of the record. Brought to you by Andcor. Mike Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Alchemy 365 and Union Fitness Favorite vacation spot? Kauai, HI What non-business book had the biggest impact on your career? Into Thin Air by John Krakauer. That’s the book that got me to join the Marine Corps which changed my career path forever Favorite Smart Phone App? Apple TV Remote App A meeting
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Off the Record | Justin Cox

Since 1969, Andcor has promoted the growth of Minnesota-based startup, venture, and growth stage companies. We recently started a not so serious interview series with local growth company leaders. Twin Cities Growth Company Leaders…of the record. Brought to you by Andcor. Justin Cox, founder of Arthur Wayne Favorite vacation spot? The Swiss Alps What non-business book had the biggest impact on your career?The Last Lecture Favorite Smart Phone App Digg A meeting cancels and you have a free hour. How do you use it? Searching for new real estate investments Favorite Podcast? Seth Godin’s Startup School It’s 85 degrees, sunny
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Scarcity Driven Innovation – Why Resourcefulness Beats Resources

We’ve all heard the adage “work expands to the time available.” The same goes for a budget on a project; whatever amount you allocate (both time and money) will get used (and then some). Now, add in the fact that the company is having a pretty good year and matters get worse. Headcount grows, consultants are hired, technology projects get bloated and then all of a sudden the s#*t hits the fan. Numbers are missed for multiple quarters and the company is faced with a RIF (reduction in force), customers are lost, competitors get stronger…you get the picture. But once
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Get Out, Stay Out

Get Out, Stay Out. Guest Post by Justin Cox, founder of Arthur Wayne. A year ago we decided do something a different. We took 3 months off from what we had been considering “the real world” and rented a camper to go on an epic road trip. Officially we were celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. Unofficially, it turned into a great excuse to turn off our phones, buy a surfboard on Craigslist, and drive 8400 miles with the windows down. On the road, we discovered the saying (and hashtag) “Get out, stay out” and in a lot of ways
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Dirty Jobs Ted Talk

In the course of interviewing thousands of high performers over the years, there are many common threads of success. One of the most interesting is that nearly everyone had a “dirty” job in their past…a job that wasn’t fun, was below their “pay grade” but somehow after it was over contributed to their success. This “dirty job” factor seems to be fading away for today’s young professionals, but maybe this Ted video will help people realize there is a diamond in that piece of coal job. View the video here!
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Andcor in the News – Twin Cities Business

Ty Anderson profiled in Twin Cities Business feature “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” Introduced By Dale Kurschner, Twin Cities Business, December, 2011 Read Full Feature There are the usual “people to know” — the ones that show up in the top half of local Top 25 lists or are most cited when you ask whom you should network with. And then there are the other people to know — the ones who are, in many ways, more active in shaping our communities, our social fabric, our state’s economy, and our sense of identity. Ty Anderson, Managing principal, Andcor Anderson became
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Effective Executive Recruitment

The quality of your team is essential for maximizing your potential growth. This underlying belief is what drives our business. The right mix of leaders makes all the difference in the success of an emerging company. Experience has taught us what types of people thrive in fast-paced growth companies and Andcor has helped accelerate the growth of hundreds of visionary companies from start-ups to fast growing public companies. Andcor provides innovative recruiting solutions to address the emerging company dilemma of gaining world-class professional, managerial, individual contributor and interim/contract talent appropriate for their unique and ever-changing environments in both a timely
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