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    Know How to Avoid the Black Hole

    In this context, black hole is not a scientific term but, rather, the annoying situation when people apply for posted job openings and never hear back. It’s very frustrating because applying for jobs is a time-consuming effort—too often with no results. But why is that state of affairs so prevalent? The answer is simple: because …

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    Is Recruiting Your Competitors’ Sales Employees Profitable?

    With relative frequency, our recruiters come across organizations that believe it to be an advantageous strategy to recruit from their competition. This is understandable. On the surface, the strategy appears to carry merit. Employers assume that those who have experience in a field will need less ramp-up time, less handholding from management and will have …

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    Posted in Career Resources, Employer Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    5 Soft Skills Everyone Needs to Work On

    What do all the most successful people tend to have in common? It’s a question that is seen as holding the answer to getting ahead in your professional life. If it works for them, it’ll work for me!

    Of course experience counts, and in certain, increasingly complex industries, relevant hard skills often hold the key.…

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Career Resources, entrepreneurship, management, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    When to Say You’re Not Doing Your Best Work

    Very few people genuinely don’t want to take pride in what they do.

    Yet we all know someone (it might be you) who isn’t putting their best in. Whether it’s time pressure from your boss that causes you to focus on quantity over quality, or a project that is causing you nothing but problems, everyone …

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    The Do’s and Don’ts of Recruiter Communication

    Many job seekers discuss networking as being a critical component to a successful job search. While the majority recognize the importance of building the right relationships, few know how to establish a rapport with a key group…headhunters.

    The ability to form on-going relationships with influential recruiters can prove more critical to your career success than …

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    How to Answer ‘Why Should I Hire You?’

    It’s one of the most popular questions in interviews, and also one of the most understandable. Why not hear why your future employee is right for the role straight from the horse’s mouth?

    Why then, does it fill us with so much trepidation? Partly because there’s no way of tricking this question, you’ve just got …

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    Why You’re Not Getting Job Offers

    Everybody wants a better job.  Not everyone knows how to go about getting that position.  One of the biggest factors preventing many people from success is making very common, yet hurtful interviewing mistakes.  These missteps act as barriers to obtaining great jobs, so they are worth assessing and avoiding.

    Three interview mistakes you’re probably making:…

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    Just To Get a Rep

    As a mode of communications, the internet in general, and social media, in particular, has allowed us to connect to others in many different ways. We can share all types of happenstances in our lives and this ability can affect our lives both our personal and professional lives. Social media, for some, has seemingly blurred …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Career Resources, entrepreneurship, Me 2.0, Personal Branding, Positioning, Reputation Management, SEO, Social Media

    The Benefits of Working with a Career Coach

    I received a phone call from someone asking me whether I’m a career coach or a career counselor. I reversed the question to see whether the caller knows the distinction between the two terms. As expected, the caller did not. But that caller was not in the minority, because almost everyone uses the two terms …

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    Are You Blaming Self for Being Unemployed?

    Recently, while looking around LinkedIn, I came across an article that intrigued me. It was about a book titled Flawed System/Flawed Self, written by Ofer Sharone, who taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he was assistant professor of work and employment research. I ordered the book and found it amazing. The author digs …

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