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    Did the Dog Eat Your Career Plans?

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    The 2008 economic downturn had far-reaching effects on employers, the recruiting industry, and individual workers. Did it have a negative effect on your career? If so, have you recovered from it?

    I’m guessing that, like 95% of respirating humans, you had no career plan before the 2008 recession. I’m guessing that, six years later, you …

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    Are You Like Me? – Hired!

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    It’s probably happened to you a hundred times: you go to a major store, hoping to find that specific item you’re after, and you have to walk away disappointed. Either the item was not available or, most likely, you were looking for something uncommon or unusual that the store didn’t have. Such a scenario often …

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    How to Choose the Right Candidate for the Job

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    This week, I wanted to help entrepreneurs, recruiters and hiring managers by discussing some tips for choosing the right candidate for the job. Hiring the right candidate is very important because the right person can save you time and money by working efficiently. In comparison, a bad hire can cost you time and money as …

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    Why Resumes Are Still Important For Job Seekers

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    There is a lot of hype about how resumes are going to die out with the advent of social networking sites. I have actually plead guilty to have written several articles about the “death of resumes” in the past. The reality, …

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    How To Land A Telecommuting Job

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    Telecommuting jobs are becoming more common place, giving job seekers more opportunities to find employment outside of their location.

    According to Global Workplace Analytics, the workplace research company, teleworking increased nearly 80% from 2005 to 2012.  The reasons why companies are more willing to embrace telecommuting vary. For one, it’s a cost saver. And on the …

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    Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Position?

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    The dreaded question – Why do you want to leave your current position?

    The one question most candidates dread is, “Why do you want to leave your current position?”

    You cannot say “My boss is a jerk,” or “The work environment is toxic.” If you do, the interviewer will likely think, “Next candidate please!”

    When …

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    Why I Won’t Respond to Your Voice Mail Messages*

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    6:26 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2014 — I have just finished listening to eight voice mail messages left by potential candidates for positions our executive recruiting firm, The Hire to Win Group, is trying to fill for our hiring company clients. Sadly, only ONE potential candidate will get a return call. The other seven? They …

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    Career Success Tips for Women

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    I realize I’m sticking my neck out here a little… since I’m a guy. What does a guy know about helping women succeed? Given that I have coached a lot of women and helped them advance in their careers, I believe I have some basis for the information that follows.

    If you are a woman …

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    You Would Expect Executives to Know

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    In America, people are generally very busy—especially higher-ups—and many of them are good at what they’re doing. You might expect they’d continue being good at it even after losing their jobs—that is, in terms of finding the next assignment. But as a career coach who deals with them daily, I find that my expectations are …

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    Would YOU Open Your Job-Prospecting Emails? Not Likely!

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    If you’ve been on a job search recently you already know that today it is rare indeed that a hiring manager, Human Resources professional or a “headhunter” ever answers his or her telephone. More likely, you encounter voice mail, leave a message (or messages!), then wait and wait and wait for a call-back, which may …

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