Top 5 Digital Marketing Interview Questions

Hiring for marketing in today’s landscape can be challenging. There are a lot of different types of marketing out there.  A lot of professionals are specialized working in one or sometimes many marketing channels. It’s important to make sure that you’re able to hire somebody who is going to be able to do the job … Continue reading Top 5 Digital Marketing Interview Questions

How To Decide Who To Hire

Hiring the right talent for your company and your team is critical for anyone interested in growing and scaling their company, team, or organization. THE COST OF A BAD HIRE Making a bad hire can have drastic consequences, not only financially but also to team morale and overall company health. A bad hire is not … Continue reading How To Decide Who To Hire

How Much Does A Headhunter Cost?

In today’s blog we will cover the way headhunters are paid, how much they cost, and the different fee models in which you can hire a recruiter. Particularly, contingency or retained headhunters. The costs for various recruiters are similar and there will only be minor differences depending on which company you work with. It’s important … Continue reading How Much Does A Headhunter Cost?

How To Hire A Headhunter

It is certainly important to follow a process when hiring a headhunter because there aren’t as many good headhunters as there are mediocre ones. The recruiting industry is littered with a massive variety of different types of recruiters and different types of people. Recruiting is an unregulated industry which means you don’t have to have … Continue reading How To Hire A Headhunter

What Is A Corporate Recruiter?

A corporate recruiter is best defined in relationship to an executive recruiter or even a staffing recruiter. Corporate recruiters exist in house at a corporation regardless of the size of the corporation. A corporate recruiter could also be called an in-house recruiter and typically exists on an HR team. Sometimes they’re also on a more … Continue reading What Is A Corporate Recruiter?

What Is Headhunting?

Headhunting is really an aspect of recruiting. You could say that all headhunters are recruiters, but not all recruiters are headhunters. In fact, most recruiters aren’t headhunters at all. And even most recruiters who consider themselves headhunters, aren’t truly headhunters. A true headhunter possesses a specific skill set which allows them to effectively and aggressively … Continue reading What Is Headhunting?

How To Recruit Employees Effectively

A major question that many hiring managers, human resource professionals, and business owners have is how to recruit employees effectively. This is a multi-faceted question that requires a deep dive into best practices and best strategies. For the purpose of this blog we will take a surface level view of many of the key aspects … Continue reading How To Recruit Employees Effectively

What Is Full Cycle Recruiting?

Today we’re defining full cycle recruiting and giving some tips around two different stages of full cycle recruiting. The intention here is also to give some insight for those of you who are full cycle recruiters on how to increase your effectiveness. Being a strong full cycle recruiter is something that is a never ending … Continue reading What Is Full Cycle Recruiting?

Hiring For Culture In Marketing And Sales

Hiring for culture and/or personality is often times even more important than hiring for hard skills. This can be more challenging than hiring for hard skills as hard skills are often easier to test and screen for. Culture and personality can be multifaceted and more difficult to screen individuals for. But there are certain strategies … Continue reading Hiring For Culture In Marketing And Sales

Hiring For Agency Talent

If you are any type of agency, hiring isn’t always the easiest thing. This can be said for a marketing agency, a public relations firm, a media agency, or an ad tech company. Agencies or agency type companies where business is driven by customers and client customers sometimes struggle with hiring. Also, agencies where clients … Continue reading Hiring For Agency Talent

Negotiating Salary for Sales And Marketing

Negotiating salary is an area many hiring managers, HR professionals and even many recruiters are not as effective as they would like. If you spend some time training and developing yourself in this area, you would highly increase your effectiveness in being able to retain top talent. We have seen and heard many stories about … Continue reading Negotiating Salary for Sales And Marketing

Hiring Digital Marketing Professionals

This is a blog with tips for hiring marketing and digital marketing professionals for your team. Marketing is an essential function in any organization. In today’s digital landscape having a strength for digital and your marketing strategy is more important than ever. The landscape for hiring digital folks can become daunting or even potentially overwhelming. … Continue reading Hiring Digital Marketing Professionals

Hiring Sales And Marketing Talent

Today’s blog is about hiring and working with a recruiter to fill your marketing and sales positions. Every organization has marketing and sales as a critical function of their business operations. Having talented marketing and sales professionals is critical to your company’s growth and success. The better your marketing and sales staff, the more successful … Continue reading Hiring Sales And Marketing Talent

How Do I Find A Job I Love?

Nobody should ever work for an extended period of time at a job where they are unhappy. In today’s strong economy, or any economy, nobody should settle for working in a job that they don’t like. We hear from so many people very regularly that they’re working in a job that isn’t a good fit … Continue reading How Do I Find A Job I Love?

Interview Questions and Tips For Employers

Today we’re sharing interview tips for employers so that you can hone in on hiring the right candidates.  We’ll also share some of the best interview questions to ask potential candidates. We often hear from clients that it’s difficult to ensure they’re interviewing the right people with the right skillsets. This can be even more … Continue reading Interview Questions and Tips For Employers

Job Market Tips For Employers And Job Seekers

Lance here today shooting a quick video with tips for success for both Employers and Job Seekers in this hot summer job market. For Employers: If you are an Employer looking to add to your team, its important to take a few simple steps to make sure you have a competitive edge in the current … Continue reading Job Market Tips For Employers And Job Seekers

Negotiating Salary For Employers And Jobseekers

TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING SALARY  Today we’re sharing tips for both employers and jobseekers who are considering accepting or negotiating a salary offer. You should know there are different strategies to take depending on your situation for both employers and jobseekers. Your strategy depends on if you are negotiating with each other directly or if there … Continue reading Negotiating Salary For Employers And Jobseekers

Interview Tips For Employers

Many of our clients come to us seeking advice on how to improve their interview process. They are seeking the right candidates to find the right employees that will get the job done and last for a long time with their company. Interviewing is tricky because prospective candidates are often better at interviewing than they … Continue reading Interview Tips For Employers

Headhunting And Recruiting For Your Team

This week’s blog is about tips for headhunting and recruiting new employees for your team. Headhunting and active recruiting is distinct from posting on job boards and in taking incoming resumes. This article is about the best ways and tips for proactively acquiring top talent, otherwise known as headhunting. Proactively recruiting or head hunting will … Continue reading Headhunting And Recruiting For Your Team

Pros And Cons Of Posting On Job Boards

NAVIGATING JOB BOARD OPTIONS Today we’re talking about posting on job boards and what posting on a job board is worth. With so many choices available, there are pros and cons to using job boards and I want to go over some of those here in this post. If you’re looking to hire talent, there … Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Posting On Job Boards

Hiring Remote, Partial Remote, and Telecommute Workers

Today we’re talking about the pros and cons of hiring remote workers or employing remote or telecommute workers. It’s important to keep in mind that all businesses are different and this may not work for everyone. Some businesses are prone to work very well with remote workers while others are not designed to have remote … Continue reading Hiring Remote, Partial Remote, and Telecommute Workers

Interviewing, Hiring And Working With A Recruiter

CONSIDERING WORKING WITH A RECRUITER? Knowing when the appropriate time is to start working with a recruiter is key to getting the most bang for your buck. Having an effective relationship with your recruiter is also very important. Many companies are in different situations and circumstances from a human resources perspective. On one end of … Continue reading Interviewing, Hiring And Working With A Recruiter

Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in Seattle

RECRUITING IN SEATTLE Today’s post is about recruiting Marketing, Media, PR and Sales professionals in the Seattle market. Seattle is currently a fast growing market, especially in the technology space. Many people think that Seattle is going to be the next Silicon Valley with a lot of technology based companies being started. We may also … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in Seattle

Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Francisco (SF)

RECRUITING AGENCY SAN FRANCISCO Recruiting professionals in the San Francisco Bay area certainly has its challenges. We’ve got some important pointers for finding the best talent for your company. The San Francisco bay area market is an extremely competitive market and one of the fastest growing in the country. There is a myriad of tech, … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Francisco (SF)

Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Diego (SD)

RECRUITING AGENCIES SAN DIEGO Recruiting for marketing talent in San Diego can be very challenging. There are a few important points to consider if you are committed to hiring the best talent. One of the good things is that it’s a small market with amazing companies, schools and talent right at your fingertips. Luckily for … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing and Sales Candidates in San Diego (SD)

Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in Los Angeles (LA)

LOS ANGELES RECRUITING AGENCIES Recruiting for Marketing, Media, Public Relations and Sales folks in the Los Angeles area is an interesting animal that you have to stay on top of. As one of the largest cities in the country, Los Angeles is a very competitive market, especially when you’re looking for high-quality candidates. Particularly in … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in Los Angeles (LA)

Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in New York City (NYC)

NYC Headhunters We’ve got some tips here for you in regard to recruiting for people in New York. We’re talking specifically about recruiting for marketing, media, public relations and sales professionals in the New York market, specifically in the New York City area. There are a lot of businesses and competitive candidates in a small … Continue reading Recruiting Marketing And Sales Candidates in New York City (NYC)

Meet A Business Influencer: Drew Auker

Happy Friday! “Meet A Business Influencer” E03 is now live on our Youtube channel. This interview is with Drew Auker, Broker and Real Estate Consultant at The Auker Group. In this episode of “Meet A Business Influencer” Lance Winsaft sits down with Drew Auker and they cover some incredible topics for those of you interested in Real … Continue reading Meet A Business Influencer: Drew Auker

Men Getting Paid More Than Women – Even Millennials?

  The Gender Pay Gap So it looks like the gender pay gap may not be changing any time soon, can Millennials make a difference? The pay gap between men and woman has always had a significant gap between the two. In history, men have always been paid more than women.  Some states are creating … Continue reading Men Getting Paid More Than Women – Even Millennials?

How To Be A Powerful Leader, Conscious Leadership

  Archetype Archetype concepts are intriguing to me and I believe them to be extremely powerful in creating new realities. I was first exposed to the concept of archetypes when I was a very young girl. My father taught me that if I wanted to live the life of an extraordinary human being, it was … Continue reading How To Be A Powerful Leader, Conscious Leadership

What Questions To Ask During My Interview

So you are going to interview for that great job you found – but what are the best questions to ask to determine if it’s a fit for you? You may only get to ask a couple, so make them count! This is a major opportunity to interview the interviewer. You want to take advantage … Continue reading What Questions To Ask During My Interview

Meet A Business Influencer: Aaron Keith

  We hope everyone is enjoying their Valentines Day! “Meet A Business Influencer” E02 is now live on our Youtube channel. This interview is with Aaron Keith, Founder and CEO of Ascension Programs.   In this episode of “Meet A Business Influencer”  Lance Winsaft sits down with Aaron Keith and they cover some awesome topics for business … Continue reading Meet A Business Influencer: Aaron Keith

How To Hire The Best Talent And Candidates

The best talent on the market will likely not find you on their own. You must find a way to find them and court them into joining your team and organization! Check out the video below that our Sr. Partner Lance Winsaft put together about finding talent. The market is competitive and it’s critical you do … Continue reading How To Hire The Best Talent And Candidates

Meet A Business Influencer: Michelle Weinstein

We hope your January is off to a good start! In this email we are launching a new video series where you’ll get to meet a variety of business influencers who will be covering some exciting topics! “Meet A Business Influencer” Video Series, E01 launches today!   Michelle Weinstein is our first guest to sit down with … Continue reading Meet A Business Influencer: Michelle Weinstein

Corporate Sustainability And Responsibility Matters

Turnover is known to be the biggest expense to companies throughout the nation. At Aldebaran Recruiting we have one of the highest retention rates you will ever come across for when placing candidates. What’s our secret you may ask? It simple. We listen to our candidates. Money is not the only motivating factor for a … Continue reading Corporate Sustainability And Responsibility Matters

Meet The Team: Jackie Kellam

As the latest installment of our “Meet The Team” Video series, today Lance Winsaft sat down with Jackie Kellam, one of our awesome Senior Associates in San Diego. They chat about where Jackie is from and also about important changes with laws around disclosing salary. Feel free to connect with Jackie Kellam on LinkedIn at: … Continue reading Meet The Team: Jackie Kellam

Finding Your Ideal Career: Where Do I Start?

What is my ideal career? Finding your ideal career is not easy, but the fact that you’re reading this article means that you’re a driven, motivated individual that’s willing to work hard for it. Good job! You’ve already gotten the first step down: To find the motivation. So what’s next? Well, here are some essential … Continue reading Finding Your Ideal Career: Where Do I Start?

What to Do When a Recruiter is Being Unresponsive

  Recruiter Not Responding? Did a recruiter suddenly stop responding to your emails? Is your recruiter not responding to you after you went to multiple interviews? Have you sent them polite emails and multiple phone calls for a month, but they’re still not getting back to you? Then you have been ‘ghosted.’ Ghosting is a … Continue reading What to Do When a Recruiter is Being Unresponsive

What to Do About Job Hoppers

  Some recruiters do not like candidates who job hop. They believe that job hoppers only cause an unnecessary increase in their turnover expenses. However, that is not always true. It’s usually not a good idea to judge a book by it’s cover, so to speak. A resume is only a visual representation of someones … Continue reading What to Do About Job Hoppers

Negotiating An Offer – Salary Isn’t Everything

Your negotiation position depends on your alternatives. When all else fails, don’t be discouraged! Take ‘No’ as an answer and recognise that it’s part of the growth process. ‘No’ can also mean ‘Not yet’. There are still other alternatives to salary that you can negotiate. Salary really should not be the prime motivator for make … Continue reading Negotiating An Offer – Salary Isn’t Everything

Interviewing And Hiring An “Inexperienced” or Junior Candidate

Everyone is unique. Each one of us have our own strengths and weaknesses. We’ve all lead different paths in life. In truth, no one can be said to be actually “inexperienced.” Whether an applicant is fresh out of college or looking for a career change, you shouldn’t be worried about them being inexperienced. There are … Continue reading Interviewing And Hiring An “Inexperienced” or Junior Candidate

How To Improve Your Candidate Experience

What is candidate experience? Candidate experience is how a job seeker reacts to a company’s recruiting process. There are hundreds of articles out there on how to improve candidate experience. It’s a topic that’s been gaining much popularity in the recruiting world, but why does it matter? There are billions of people out there looking … Continue reading How To Improve Your Candidate Experience

Easy Ways To Retain Employees And Decrease Turnover

Employee Retention Should Be A Top Priority Retaining employees can have a huge impact on your company. Dr. John Sullivan from San Francisco State University has found that employee retention can lead to huge changes to your turnover. As we all know, turnover is a huge issue and the ability to impact turnover is a … Continue reading Easy Ways To Retain Employees And Decrease Turnover

Achieve Small Business Success By Lily Winsaft

Forrest Gump, the movie, greatly impacted me when it came out several years ago. I still remember its many inspirational scenes and messages. Of course, there’s the very famous line, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” That expression has almost become an icon in our culture, and … Continue reading Achieve Small Business Success By Lily Winsaft

Meet The Team: Brandi Wheeler

  We hope you are having a great week and easing into Autumn. In this latest installment of our “Meet The Team” video updates, Lance sat down for a brief chat with our Georgia sweetheart, Brandi Wheeler. Brandi is a rockstar recruiter and is also a huge football fan… GO DAWGS!   Feel free to connect … Continue reading Meet The Team: Brandi Wheeler

Aldebaran Recruiting Team in NYC For AdWeek

  Two members of our San Diego recruiting team have been spending the week in New York City for AdWeek. Brandi Wheeler and Jackie Kellam have been enjoying the networking opportunities, conferences, talks, and meeting with many of our amazing clients.    Networking is critical in any industry and events like AdWeek provide not only … Continue reading Aldebaran Recruiting Team in NYC For AdWeek

Meet The Team: Mark Kapov

This is a continuation of our “Meet The Team” video updates. Today I sat down with Mark Kapov, one of our rockstar senior recruiters. Mark is an all around great guy! More to come in the future with other team members. Keywords: executive recruiting, recruiting, advertising, marketing, media, sales, pr, public relations, business, financial, hiring, … Continue reading Meet The Team: Mark Kapov

Introducing The San Diego Aldebaran Team

This is a quick video making some formal introductions of our team members here in San Diego. More to come on each team member individually! Keywords: executive recruiting, recruiting, advertising, marketing, media, sales, pr, public relations, business, financial, hiring, ad agency, san diego, miami, atlanta, new york, los angeles, chicago, san francisco, long beach, lance winsaft, … Continue reading Introducing The San Diego Aldebaran Team

Hello From The San Diego Aldebaran Recruiting Team!

Hi everyone, Here is a quick video introduction of our Aldebaran Recruiting San Diego office team. We started to record a series of different videos that gives you a closer look at what our team looks like.  We want everyone to put faces to our name. Hope you enjoy!   Keywords: executive recruiting, recruiting, advertising, … Continue reading Hello From The San Diego Aldebaran Recruiting Team!

Tips For Entrepreneurs – Accessing Solutions to Your Business Problems – Part 2

Below are my top three tips to bring truth and wisdom to your life so you can succeed in your business in the way that you have always dreamed possible: 1.   Spend at least 15 minutes a day in silence, 30 minutes is even better.  This sounds easy and almost silly. But I can … Continue reading Tips For Entrepreneurs – Accessing Solutions to Your Business Problems – Part 2

Testimonials

M.D., VP of Marketing – InHouse Advertising/Marketing Agency – Atlanta, GA

“The Aldebaran team is our secret weapon in today's extremely competitive recruiting environment. Any company is only as good as its people and ours is much better off as a result of the top notch talent that Aldebaran continues to deliver to us each executive search we engage them in. They remain connected to all those on our team that they recruited and remain integral in the ongoing development and happiness of our team members, which has been critical in retaining our highly talented group. We love working with Aldebaran Associates and can't imagine not having them as an extension of our team."

S.P., Senior Vice President Global Sales & Marketing – Oil & Energy Industry – Houston, TX

We have been working with Aldebaran Associates for several years and their service has always been excellent. Their understanding of the business needs and culture of the organization enables them to provide us with highly qualified candidates. Every member of their team is professional and courteous. We would highly recommend Aldebaran Associates."