DAWG Talk: Blog

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We created our blog, DAWG Talk, as a way to share perspective on interviewing, industry, employment, job search strategies, balancing career and personal lifestyle, and professional communication. 

Our featured writers and industry partners provide insight into the daily challenges faced by career driven people.

Laugh, learn, and grow.

Care to share your point of view?  Be heard.  Join us.  Submit ideas and posts to careers@yellowdogrecruiting.com.

Five Job Applications Too Many

By |August 6th, 2017

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

By |August 6th, 2017

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

By |July 4th, 2017

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

By |June 2nd, 2017

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

By |April 23rd, 2017

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

By |April 20th, 2017

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 […]

Get Reacquainted

By |March 28th, 2017

Consider this – the average career spans 50 years.

Over that time, we learn new skills, meet new people, take on more responsibilities, muddle through transition, and if we’re lucky, we are able to balance personal and professional interests.  As much as we prepare and plan, we often navigate through uncharted waters, and sometimes the […]

Your Spouse Isn’t Looking for a Job – You Are

By |March 28th, 2017

From time to time, candidates reach out to us in unique ways.
 

There are the creative sorts that leverage every marketing tool available to gain attention. There are others who are minimalists, and feel their experience should garner attention, not the flash. Still, others, have a different approach.

I received a message earlier today from a […]

Making a Job Change…

By |March 23rd, 2017

To some degree, you are who you are, professionally.
 

If you’ve been a multi-unit leader, for example, trying to move to a corporate or support role can be challenging. Companies see your past experience, not the direction you what to go.

So, if you’re truly dedicated to making a shift in your career, it’s incumbent upon […]

Make It About People

By |March 21st, 2017

The drive to hire, under the guise of ‘talent acquisition’ – which sounds more about commodities than people – continues to move closer to its ultimate demise.
 

Companies have been building hiring infrastructure based solely on data. There’s an old expression, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It seems to have been […]

Quit Your Job Rubbernecking

By |January 29th, 2017

By David Rose
Sometimes it seems like everyone else is getting ahead. Sometimes, especially through the filter of social platforms, we’re presented with a pretty, little picture. A snapshot or watered down version of what our connections want us to see.
When it comes to employment, specifically when our friends find something new, we find ourselves […]