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by Kurt Schmidt

5 Mission Critical Ways to Improve Job Interview Performance

The mission for your interview is simple – In fact so simple that you can even tell your interviewers what you hope to accomplish while you’re there.  You can actually say to them:  “I’m here to figure out how I [...]

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Are You Sure Your Resume is Perfect?

Every time you speak with someone during your job search the conversation you’re having is an interview.  Every email you send is an interview.  Every phone call, every introduction and every handshake, these are all interviews.  This is important. I [...]

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Quora: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie?

Quora Question: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie? ************* Answer: As a recruiter, part of my job is ensuring that it is possible for my [...]

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Empathy and Understanding Resistance

A few years ago I received an eight page resume. Let me explain, I’m an executive recruiter. I see a lot of resumes. The only thing that made this one unusual was the fact that it was eight pages long. [...]

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Quora: What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter?

Quora Question:  What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter? To become a recruiter in the technology industry, what path should a college student take when leaving college? What skills are important, and what sort of [...]

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Quora: How can I become a better interviewee when job hunting?

Quora Question:  How can I become a better interviewee when job hunting?  I am qualified but believe I interview badly. ***************** Answer:  Everyone knows that they are supposed to “prepare” but what does that mean? First, yes, do the obvious things: [...]

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From LinkedIn: I call BS: Bad Advice and Recruiters

I don’t have a lot of time for blogging but wrote this for LinkedIn recently and wanted to publish it here as well: Lately there have been what seems like a lot of “articles” published on LinkedIn that are highly [...]

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IMPORTANT: Never resign until you know for sure!

Susan Adam’s recent Forbes column, “How A Criminal Background Check Can Cost You The Job” is a necessary read for pretty much anyone who is looking for a job in today’s market.  All of my large corporate clients do background checks and [...]

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Because You’re Doing It Wrong: “Why You Hate Networking” via Forbes

Everything everyone reads or writes about networking always focuses on how to do it to advance your own goals – selfishly, efficiently, designed to get what you want.  Is it any wonder you feel dirty after doing it? Susan Adam’s [...]

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Apply These Tactics to Your Job Search Now!

Great article:  “Want to Write Better Sales Proposals? Follow These 5 Steps” by Marc Wayshak via Entrepreneur.  These are great tips to consider in the context of a job search too.  More importantly, this is the right mindset to apply. BTW [...]

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