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Success Story: ThinkingAhead Lands New Leader for Appalachian Trail Conservancy

By ThinkingAhead

Chris Spagnola and Jessica Martinez, accomplished executive-level recruiters for ThinkingAhead, had no idea that their reputations had preceded them. But a previous client, impressed with their thorough and unique approach to search and placement, had recommended them to the Board of the iconic Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as a team that would be capable of securing an organization’s outgoing president and CEO.…

The Call From the Wild: Why References Work

By ThinkingAhead

Hardly any hiring process concludes without first consulting references. For HR professionals and hiring managers, references are an invaluable fail-safe that can prevent costly mistakes — and they can also expedite the hire of a highly qualified candidate. Resumes, cover letters, and interviews with candidates are all inherently contrived experiences; references, on the other hand, are likely to provide insight and…