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    Avoiding the Black Hole

    In this context the black hole is not a scientific term but rather the annoying condition when people apply for posted job openings and they never hear back.  It is very frustrating because applying for positions is a time consuming effort often with no results.  But why is this so prevalent?  The answer is simple; …

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    How to Choose a Green Card for Your Job

    If you are looking to legally enter and obtain residence in the United States, one of the most popular ways to do so is by applying for an employment-based green card. Green cards are issued based on employment categories and there are strict requirements, but as long as you know what to expect and which …

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    3 Very Real Forms of Discrimination Employees Face at Work

    Employment discrimination is a battle some people face daily. You may know the more common types of employment discrimination such as discrimination based on race, but did you know there are lesser-known types people face as well? You may even have come up against one of the three types discussed below without realizing it was …

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    Is LinkedIn Important for Job Seekers?

    By definition, every job seeker is a seller of self. The recruiter and the hiring manager, on the other hand, are the buyers. Buyers are obligated to perform due diligence before making commitment to sellers. Now, I’m sure that you the reader do not stretch the truth, exaggerate the facts, or even occasionally lie on …

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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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    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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    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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    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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