About Doug Blount

Doug Blount has been a Senior Recruiter with PeopleScout for over three years, supporting one of its largest international clients. Doug has 10 years of recruiting experience tied to finance, operations, IT, engineering, sales, C-level, and a myriad of other industries and skillsets. When he is not busy finding top-tier talent or partnering with the clients he supports, he relishes time with his family in the beautiful setting of south central Kentucky.

What Do You want to be When You Grow Up

As a father of 3 children, one in college and two more about to enter higher education, the questions around what they want to major in and what kind of careers they want to pursue is a frequent topic of conversation in our household. Beyond the college years, and well into adulthood, people often think

By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

Task Management 101

Anyone that works with a client base, whether in service, sales, high end deliverables, or whatever, will understand that there are expectations waiting for you on a daily basis – meeting deadlines with your client, manager, and peers. Those deadlines also have expectations that the product or service you are providing is of the highest

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Training, Tutorials & Guides|0 Comments

Planning Your Career Path

Think about your career plans right now. Some reading this may not have a career plan, but maybe you are now starting to think you need a plan. Now, think about your career plans when you were five years old. How do they compare? Do you still want to be a ballerina, fire fighter, or

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Featured, Opinion|0 Comments

Hurry Up and Wait: After the Job Interview, Now What?

It finally happened. You got called for that dream interview for that next vital step in your career. Or, maybe it is just a job, but like many people, you need the work. You complete the interview process and walk away with a great sense of accomplishment – you feel like you will have a

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|2 Comments

Finding the Right Manager

For whatever reason you decided to click on this article, I should tell you that the title is a bit misleading. Who is looking for someone to “manage” them? Not I.  I want to be led.  I want to be inspired, motivated, and driven. The idea of being managed brings to mind an idea of

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

Unconventional Career Advice

In recruiting and staffing we hear about some, let us say, “interesting” choices people make that usually do not help their careers. There’s a story I like to tell about the young lady I hired about 10 years ago who determined, after two days on the job, that it wasn’t really what she was looking

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Get the Competitive Edge with These 6 Resume Secrets

After a decade of experience in recruiting, there is no question that the initial impression of a candidate’s resume is critical to deciding whether or not to engage the applicant in the next steps of the interview process. Let’s face it. Resumes are a pain. They are a pain for everyone, but especially if you’re

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Resume Tips|2 Comments