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The Real Life That Technology Won’t Show You

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We live in a wonderous world full of knowledge and accessibility. We have information overload. If you need-to-know something, your likely first step is to run a Google search. Seemingly every time my kids ask a question these days, I say, “I don’t know. You tell me. Did you search it yet?” This reliance […]

There is a Better Way to Say What You Want to Say

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The funny thing about social media is…it’s all out there. People forget that the information they share extends way beyond their screens. Recently, I’ve noticed an uptick in people talking about job search, specifically, their own job searches on social platforms.
“Does anyone know of any opportunities?” “I got laid off. Anyone have any leads?”
Putting […]

A Tattered Career

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Recently, while I was caught up in a web of curiosity – leaping from site to site – clicking on links and images that garnered interest, I came across a sleek, well designed website – www.unclaimedbaggage.com. I was fascinated by this one-of-a-kind store.
Unclaimed Baggage Center purchases the small percentage of orphaned luggage that remains […]

The Dangers of Comfort in Job Search

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Last week, I was running late. I was saving work files, grabbing snacks for the kids, and thinking about what I was cooking for dinner. I could hear the clock ticking in my head. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. I couldn’t find my keys. I don’t have a fancy keypad door lock, just a traditional […]

How to Overcome Barriers to Job Search Success

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By David Rose
You work hard at work. What I mean to say is, you spend a lot of effort, energy, and focus on your job and job-related activities. Even when you try not to, you think about work. It creeps in. A creative solution, a new perspective, an innovative idea, or a lingering frustration […]

Same Scenario, Different Status

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 By David Rose
A candidate misses an interview with a Hiring Manager. She’s still employed. Her current boss announced a last minute visit, unexpectedly, and she had to cancel the interview. She contacted the Hiring Manager 3 hours before the interview, apologized for the inconvenience, and expressed an interest in rescheduling. She has integrity and […]

Are You Artificially Intelligent?

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By David Rose
When technology and innovation like artificial intelligence (AI) change the way people work, there is a fundamental shift in the skills needed for career success. What was once essential, becomes obsolete. So, if you have an expertise that is no longer valued or needed, were you simply artificially intelligent?
More than 2,000 years […]

One Candidate Is Not Representative of All Candidates

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By David Rose
We took a hit recently. I’m not happy about it. I’ve thought about how we could’ve done things differently. I let it rattle around. I tried not to take it personally since it’s not, it’s business.
I was working with a terrific candidate…sharp…experienced…talented. To find him, our team connected with our talent community. […]

Forget Your Competition

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By David Rose
I spoke with a candidate the other day. He was worked up – agitated and frustrated like a caffeine addict weaning off the java. He sent his mediocre resume with an unimpressive work history, and without any frame of reference, he felt he was the best candidate for a job he knew nothing […]

Qualified Doesn’t Always Mean Interested

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By David Rose
When participating in an interview process, following directions and completing procedural tasks (e.g. applications, assessments, background verification forms) in a timely manner demonstrate general competence, a commitment to the process, and a validation of interest. While arduous, these hurdles are designed by the company to refine a focus on candidates who are […]

Loathing, Loving, or Just Plain Lazy

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By David Rose
Loathing and loving a job is common. The back and forth; the flow of day to day business affects how you feel. If there are more good days through the course of the month than bad days, you’re in a good place. If, however, motivating yourself to take on the day seems […]