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How an Amazon bank could change the face of financial services


by Ashlee Wagner and Joe Metts
Executive search consultants at Charles Aris Inc.

If e-commerce, cloud computing, hardware development, music and video streaming, and brick-and-mortar retail weren’t enough, talk of Amazon entering the banking space has caused lots of chatter in the marketplace. The Seattle-based conglomerate is reportedly vetting big players such as JPMorgan Chase and Capital One for a potential partnership that might include checking accounts…

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Agribusiness Q&A with Charles Aris executive recruiter John Bennett


Gain insight from Charles Aris practice leader John Bennett, who recently discussed his agribusiness recruiting practice and the state of the industry with Charles Aris marketing associate Joe Metts:

Joe: You joined Charles Aris in 2009 with a background in manufacturing, biotechnology and broadcast media. What led you to pursue the agribusiness industry as the foundation of your recruiting practice within the firm?

John: My journey into agribusiness started with one…

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Four simple steps to hone your interview skills


by Heather Porter
Senior Associate Practice Leader at Charles Aris Inc.

Interviewing is difficult – especially when you don’t spend much of your time doing it. When people ask you to tell them about yourself and your career, it can be tough to know where to begin, what to share and what’s going to be most relevant to them.

Striking the proper balance between style and substance is key to a successful interview. You’ve accomplished a lot and you might…

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How heavily should you weigh industry when making a career change?


by Ashlee Wagner and Beverly Holmes
Executive recruiters at Charles Aris Inc.

Each year at Charles Aris, we reach out to more than 15,000 current and former management consultants from top-tier firms such as Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and The Boston Consulting Group. One common answer we hear in response to the question “Why did you join BCG?”, for example, is that “the firm provides a great generalist toolkit, and I like the idea of…

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Ashlee Wagner honored as member of Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty


Congratulations to Charles Aris senior associate practice leader Ashlee Wagner for her selection as one of Triad Business Journal’s 2018 40 Leaders Under Forty.

At an event hosted Thursday night in the Elliott University Center on the campus of UNC Greensboro, Wagner and 39 other accomplished leaders around the Piedmont Triad between ages 21 and 40 were recognized for leaving indelible marks on their organizations and communities.

“I’m humbled and honored to be nominated…

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"Thanks, Charles Aris, appreciate your dedication in finding such great talent for us to select from."

— The VP of Strategic Product Management for a Fortune 30 retailer, responding to an email informing him that Charles Aris Inc.'s candidate had just accepted the retailer's job offer.