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Job Seekers: Read This > via Inc. “4 Audible Cues That Can Kill Customer Service”

John Brandon’s latest Inc. article “4 Audible Cues That Can Kill Customer Service” holds true for a lot more than customer service.   Think about it.  How would you feel if the other party, either a candidate or an interviewer, [...]

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Modern Job Search *NEW* Lower Price!

If you haven’t done so already now is the time to get your copy of “Modern Job Search for Kindle.”  At $5.49, and available to read on any device with the Kindle App for Android, IOS or PC, “Modern Job [...]

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Job Seekers: Read This > 7 Ways to Increase Your Value Proposition

Melinda Emerson’s August 12, 2014 Inc. article, “7 Ways to Increase Your Value Proposition” was originally meant for businesses but represents a real “must read” for job seekers as well.  Consider the following slight revisions of her 7 points in [...]

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HBR Blog: “Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along”

It was the first sentence in last point, “Finally, all too many HR people don’t take the time to truly understand their company’s business,” that really hit home for me.  As a highly specialized recruiter, I am constantly dealing with [...]

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Fun with Inc.’s “10 Words Terrible Leaders Always Use”

Just for fun I created a (slightly awkward) sentence using all 10 of Inc.’s “10 Words Terrible Leaders Always Use.”  Okay, so my sentence isn’t perfect but it was an entertaining little exercise in word-play.  It does sound kind of [...]

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Good Interviews are Conversations Not Interrogations

Some good advice for hiring managers on how to get more from interviews and be more successful in hiring. The bottom line is always the same though – Good interviews are conversations not interrogations. Both sides have to prepare, prioritize [...]

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7 Ways to Prepare for a Video Interview

It won’t be long before interviews that formerly required travel will be done primarily via video conference using Skype or other free and paid applications. (Finally…) Video has the potential to be both very efficient, and very effective. It’s more [...]

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LinkedIn: If I Were 22: Do Whatever You Want!

From my recent Linked In Post: If I Were 22 I’m not sure how I feel about reaching an age at which I might be asked “If I were 22?” Maybe that’s just the way I took it. The question [...]

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Wrong, Wrong, Wrong – Lying is Never Okay

Here’s an easy way to tell if advice is good or not:  Would you share it with your children?  Would you ever tell your children that it is okay to lie?  Probably not. The advice provided in Stephanie Vozza’s latest [...]

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Proof of Concept

Getting back to work, my regular work, has been tough.  I knew it would be.  I also knew I wouldn’t sell a million books in the first month, so work it is!  I never really stopped recruiting, I just let [...]

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