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by Kurt Schmidt

Quora: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree?

Quora Question: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree? “I’m finding it frustrating that after a few months I am still not able to find work. I graduated cum laude and even [...]

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Is Automation Hurting Recruiting and Hiring?

How does corporate HR technology, outsourcing and process automation impact your strategy as a job seeker? I’m a contrarian on this subject – particularly in regard to the types of positions I work on for my very large manufacturing and [...]

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Using Numbers to Manage Job Search Stress

It’s Monday and I’m supposed to have written and published a blog post already (or more than one – and have them queued up to publish) but I’m still working on it.  I procrastinated through my coffee this morning.  I [...]

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Chasing Cars – What do you do when you catch one?

This started on LinkedIn as a simple post about the fact that Indeed is a great source for finding jobs but it’s also a pretty crowded space.  Everyone’s using Indeed to find jobs and apply to them, often as many as they can. [...]

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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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Find the Right Recruiter and Make Friends

Over the years I’ve read a lot of articles about both how to get a recruiter’s attention and how it is no fun to be ignored by recruiters.  Most of the articles give some tips and tricks to get attention [...]

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On Candidate Marketing: Lunch with Mike

I haven’t always been a recruiter.  A couple of posts ago I wrote about my first jobs out of college, a short stint as a distribution manager at the local paper and a longer term selling insurance in rural Georgia. [...]

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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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LinkedIn Update: The “Friend Invitation”

Aren’t new features great?  Well okay, not all the time…but this time I think so! You may not have noticed but LinkedIn recently made a very significant change to the categories used to validate invitations to connect with other members [...]

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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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