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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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Interview Awareness “These 8 Questions” via Fast Company

This could happen to you – and it could be interesting, fun, creative, or the thing that costs you a job you really want.  In a recent Fast Company article called “These 8 Questions Reveal the Most About if You’ll [...]

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Modern Job Search Paperbacks – Looking Good!

The Kindle version came out about a month ago and sales have been good.  Now the paperback is out and they look great!  Obviously I’m biased since it is my book but I’m also pretty pleased. For those of you [...]

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