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BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

Getting ready for an interview? It is critical that you do your homework ahead of time. Research the company, department, and what others in similar roles are working on. Look up your interviewer(s) on LinkedIn. Print out the job description, and make notes next to each job requirement, demonstrating how you have that particular skill or work experience. Remember, just as you are being interviewed, you are “interviewing” the company and hiring manager too. During the interview process, think: is this a culture you would be happy in? Prepare questions that would help you gain insight on expectations, growth opportunities, and how this role aligns with your career goals.

Owning Your Interview: Top Questions to Ask and Why

By | August 2nd, 2016|

  The dreaded “Do you have any questions?” can cause stress and despair in the interviewee. We often seize up and close the

Ugh, I have an interview. -OR- Yeah, I got the interview! You decide.

By | July 18th, 2016|

Early in my career, during a training session, the facilitator handed us a sheet a paper and markers and said “Draw how you

The Importance of Being Earnest…the Roles of Sincerity and Integrity in the Recruitment and Job Search Process

By | July 15th, 2016|

No, I’m not referring to the farcical play by Oscar Wilde. Rather, I would like to explore the roles of sincerity and integrity

Have You Written Your Job Expectations List?

By | July 5th, 2016|

Have you ever gone through the majority of an application or interview process and realized that job you were interested in really was

What You Need to Know About ATS, and How It Can Help You Land an Interview

By | May 17th, 2016|

Understanding ATS is important to make sure your resume is seen, and in addition, using ATS intelligently can help you easily bypass your

Is there an Alternative to the Online Application?

By | April 22nd, 2016|

HR professionals and hiring managers will likely ask you to apply online when inquiring with them regarding job opportunities at their respective companies.

5 Job Search Tips For The Happily Employed Candidate

By | March 11th, 2016|

  Sometimes life gives you lemons and, as the saying goes, you make lemonade. Meaning, when life hands you unexpected situations you make

Empowering People – People aren’t Candidates…They are People

By | February 19th, 2016|

As I celebrate my 13th year in the Talent Acquisition Industry, beginning in 2003 as a middle aged professional who relied on candidates to educate me on what it was that they actually did to the present day as a middle aged professional who seeks talented individuals and spends time learning about them as people, I just feel like I have a sunrise and sunset in the work that I do. Along the way, through my “agency” experiences, my “HR Consulting” experiences, and my “sales” experiences as a professional, I have met many wonderfully talented people, learned about the “Heinz 57” iterations of business models, and looking upon my career to date, I can honestly say that the best experience I have had over the entire 13 years is the focusing of my work on how I wanted others to remember me. I have always focused on treating another as “thy neighbor”.

Beyond The Keywords

By | October 2nd, 2015|

From time to time I come across articles and essays on the Internet that talk about the importance of keywords in the resume. I keep hearing about those fancy “Applicant Tracking Systems” that will filter resumes by keywords in an attempt to deliver only suitable candidates to the recruiter. If you Google the phrase “keywords in resume”, you will get hundreds of websites that advise candidates on how to use the keywords to improve the chances of their resume or social media profile being noticed by a recruiter.

Click, apply. Click, apply. The story of a habitual applicant

By | March 11th, 2015|

Today I spoke to a candidate who was so excited and thrilled I was calling her for a role I have open. She told me she has been wanting to work for this company for years. She went on and on telling me she has tried desperately to get in with this company, to no avail. She proceeded to give me the list of all the positions she had applied to in the last year. As soon as she got to about the 5th or 6th one I realized exactly why she hadn’t been selected – she was all over the map. She had applied to various roles with which she wasn’t even qualified for.

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