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Modern Job Search

by Kurt Schmidt

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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Preaching to the Choir: 6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter

Larry Kim’s recent Inc. article, “6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter” is more affirmation than innovation – at least for me.  However it is a nice reminder, and more importantly, if you’re not using or under-using LinkedIn, then [...]

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What Signals Are You Sending? (Expanded from Inc.)

Are you doing everything you can to get the most out of your job interview experiences?   Sure, you’ve prepared, done research on the company, read and re-read the job description, thought about key questions and answers, and generally read [...]

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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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How To Spot Bad Career Advice: 4 Telltale Signs via Forbes

I didn’t know this when I was writing my book (I should have guessed) but there are a lot of people out there offering career advice without the experience to back it up. The four “clues” to bad advice cited by [...]

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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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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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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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