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There Are No Rules For The Career-Minded

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Years ago, people wanted to stay with one company for their entire careers. It was a badge of honor. Working for one company meant you could adapt and overcome. You could learn and grow. It signified loyalty which was rewarded by advancement and greater compensation. Follow the rules. Bury your head. Do what you’re […]

Tools Are Only Good If You Use Them

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Recently, I received an email introduction from a prospective job candidate. With a quick review of our system, I realized I already knew the individual. Not really “knew”, but “knew” as in we were connected on several networking platforms and had exchanged at least one message months earlier.

Time invested in connecting without follow through […]

4 Quick Changes to Break the Cycle of Mediocrity

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There is a cycle of mediocrity. Work. Sleep. Repeat. It is the way it is because it’s always been done this way. Too often, when it comes to driving your career, you let opportunity slide because you don’t recognize it – or you do – and simply choose not to capitalize.
Maybe there is uneasiness […]

Ditch These Self-Destroying Job Search Excuses

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Working in the job search business affords talent acquisition pros with fantastic, nitty-gritty, human level interaction. It’s professional, and can be personal, at times. Through the course of an interview process, recruiters get to know candidates. We coordinate interviews around already busy schedules, and anyone who’s been successful in the job hunt knows it […]

Frustrated to Motivated

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Opportunities don’t just come along. They must be cultivated, developed, and attracted. It takes time and commitment to find the right fit for any situation.

It’s an inherent flaw in the employment process. Too many individuals wait until they are in a desperation mode before establishing contact with prospective employers.

Individuals who remove themselves from the […]

Five Job Applications Too Many

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If you are seeking new employment, you have likely labored for quite some time; contemplating the pros and cons, wondering whether there are better options, and fearing that your value in the market is not what you thought it was. The uncertainly can permeate your job search, and affect your performance throughout the interviewing […]

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

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Too often, we hear from candidates who want to get out of their current industry. They want new challenges, and they want to take their existing skills and experience elsewhere. In theory, it sounds plausible. It reality, it’s a huge mistake.
Competition is fierce. No doubt about it. Companies are aggressively hiring and struggling to […]

YELLOW DOG Days of Summer

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With origins in mythology and astrology, the term “Dog Days of Summer” came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after the alignment of Sirius with the Sun. During this time – July 3 to August 11 – Sirius, aka the Dog Star, is the sky’s brightest star; visible from any part […]

Job Search Truths Revealed

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You are not special. You’re just another cog in the wheel. Some of the most successful companies in the world have grown into well-oiled machines. They operate as behemoth mechanisms, void of individuality, easily plugging in one person for another without much of a hiccup.
For large companies, driven by proven systems and functioning on […]

Hiring Technology Lacks Soul

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Traditional recruiting has been about filling the funnel. Find the candidate pool. Fish the pond. Applicant to hire ratios, cost per hire, assessments, job postings, and diversity advisory groups each provide great fodder for analysis. Truly, they do. They are tools and resources used to decipher an age-old quest, “How do you find right […]

Why Job Postings Aren’t the Way to Find the Best Job for You

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Been there. Waiting. Always waiting. Waiting for a small sign of interest. Hoping for someone to call, email, or text. Application complete. Assessment complete. Still waiting.

Sound familiar?  When you are a candidate, you have access to all sorts of sites. Sites that promise unique jobs, and a direct line to the employer. From Indeed […]