Job Seeking Through COVID-19: The Rules of Engagement

| by Staci Barfield

The job search and hiring process has changed. Whereas in-person interviews were once the norm, the pandemic moved us to Brady Bunch-style conversations on platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you read the Armst…

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Surviving an Initial Job Interview

| by Beth Briggs

I love conducting job searches.  Throughout my career, I have had the honor of coordinating searches for presidents of foundations, nonprofit executive directors, pastors, senior-level staff members, development directors, and more. In any search, there is one objective and that is to b…

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Announcing Our Latest Hires

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Sabrina SladeSocial Innovation DirectorJohn Rex Endowment   Christine KastnerExecutive DirectorNorth Carolina Master Chorale   Ed…

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References Make a Difference

| by Beth Briggs

References have a tremendous impact on the decision to hire a qualified individual. Therefore, it is surprising that candidates often do not give adequate attention to preparing their professional references. References validate the candidate’s experience and ability to perform a job. …

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Applying for a Job is Not for the Faint of Heart

| by Beth Briggs

Applying for a new job is intimidating.  You might be rejected. Someone you have never met is going to evaluate your qualifications based upon a document. You are expected to make a good impression, often with limited information.   But if you are looking for a new job, you are go…

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Homegrown Leaders

| by Bert Armstrong

On any given day, if you happened to pull up next to me at a stoplight, you probably catch me singing a favorite tune, certain that my version sounds just as good as the voice I'm emulating on the radio.  The last couple of days, you would hear me bellowing out one of my favorite Zac Br…

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Following a Nonprofit Founder

Kudos to Ted Ford Webb of Ford Webb & Associates in Concord, Massachusetts for an insightful article on the inevitable challenges facing staff, board and supporters when a founder-led nonprofit embarks on a leadership transition.  Click here to read it.  

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What you can control…

| by Bert Armstrong

In recent months my team at Armstrong McGuire has been helping some terrific organizations across North Carolina navigate change – transitions in executive leadership; the loss of long time staff members and volunteers; changes in vision and direction; and growing pains as they seek to…

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It's What You Make It

| by Shannon Williams

As I have recently come back from vacation with my family and am working to dig out, I have been pondering the question: Is vacation a blessing or a curse? I have decided that it is what you make it. I think we would all agree that technology has increasingly blurred the lines between work …

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